get 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

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Up until that point, the key was to get out front, away from the congestion and risk of bumping and falling. Marc Myers, WSJ, "Getting Run Over Couldn’t Stop Jimmie Johnson’s Rise to Nascar Champion," 14 Nov. 2018 Security footage shows the traveler riding down the conveyor belt and getting out at the other end with her belongings. Fox News, "Boy in China captured on X-ray riding conveyor belt through train station security," 20 Oct. 2018 There's a reason their monstrous popularity put K-beauty on the map once word got out about their popularity in Korea. Allure, "The 11 Best BB Creams for Every Skin Type," 3 Oct. 2018 Ah, there's something so soothing about getting out of bed and putting your feet on a wildly plush carpet. Taylor Mead, House Beautiful, "Poll: Which '90s Home Trends Do You Wish Would Never Come Back?," 25 Oct. 2018 MotoAmerica allows the average rider, who has the talent, to get out there and chase a dream—even if for only one race. Mitchell Nicholson, Popular Mechanics, "The Great American Motorcycle Racing Revival," 7 Sep. 2018 Other times, Brown visits people in the building who can't get out of their apartments. City Bureau, Chicago Reader, "These candid photos capture how seniors are growing communities—while growing older—on the south side," 12 July 2018 For most of his life, Tubbs focused on getting out of Stockton. Kathleen Ronayne, The Seattle Times, "Young California mayor sees value in paying poor to rise up," 10 July 2018 Bahceli has called for an amnesty that would allow some of Turkey’s most notorious mafia bosses to get out of jail. Cagan Koc,, "Erdogan's Nationalist Ally Publishes Media Hate-List After Vote," 26 June 2018

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First Known Use of get out

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

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The first known use of get out was in the 14th century

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