get out

verb
Updated on: 9 Nov 2017

Definition of get out

intransitive verb
1 :leave, escape
  • doubted that he would get out alive
2 :to become known :leak out
  • their secret got out
transitive verb
1 :to cause to leave or escape
2 :to bring before the public; especially :publish

Examples of get out in a Sentence

  1. news of the rock star's secret wedding got out to the news media

  2. tried but couldn't get out of the old well without assistance

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First Known Use of get out

14th century

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