get out

verb
|Updated on: 12 Jun 2018

Definition of get out

1 : leave, escape
  • doubted that he would get out alive
2 : to become known : leak out
  • their secret got out
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

in the meaning defined at intransitive sense 1

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