get out

verb
got out; got out or gotten out; getting out; gets out

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

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Examples of get out in a Sentence

news of the rock star's secret wedding got out to the news media tried but couldn't get out of the old well without assistance
Recent Examples on the Web My buddies were all Caucasian and weren’t asked to get out of the car. ExpressNews.com, "Time to Listen: Area athletes, coaches speak out about racism, social injustice," 22 June 2020 Also, biking’s a good way to get out during these strange coronavirus times. Pam Leblanc, USA TODAY, "Back in the saddle: Utah an outdoor paradise for mountain bikers," 20 June 2020 It’s officially summer, and many Bay Area residents may be itching to get out of sheltering in place and hit the road. Kellie Hwang, SFChronicle.com, "Road trip checklist: How to prep for California car travel in the coronavirus pandemic," 20 June 2020 From the not wanting to get out of bed in the morning, to complaining about three tests in one day. Noah Tanner, al, "Noah Tanner, Thompson High School," 19 June 2020 As the economy reopens, there are many opportunities for families to finally get out of their homes and enjoy free fun. Charles Infosino, Cincinnati.com, "Strapped for cash? Check out these free family-friendly venues in Cincinnati," 16 June 2020 The McKinney family of North Olmsted was glad to get out of the house Tuesday and enjoy the playground at North Olmsted Community Park. John Kuntz, cleveland, "Children return to playgrounds as Ohio lifts coronavirus restrictions (photos)," 16 June 2020 One of the many joys of office life before coronavirus was the daily mandate to get out of our filthy apartments for hours on end. Allison Morrow, CNN, "Unsolicited parcels of spiders and other things that don't belong in the mail," 15 June 2020 The only way to get out is to dig from one end all the way to another. Sydney Bucksbaum, EW.com, "The Challenge: Total Madness recap: An epic blindside shakes up the game," 11 June 2020

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First Known Use of get out

14th century, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense 1

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25 Jun 2020

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“Get out.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/get%20out. Accessed 2 Jul. 2020.

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