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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Ultimately, Wolff doesn’t want just to prevent I-35 from getting out of control. Jasper Scherer, San Antonio Express-News, "San Antonio-Austin MPOs working to ready I-35 for population boom," 5 July 2018 Float tubes provide a cooler alternative for getting out on the water. Jordan Rodriguez, idahostatesman, "How to beat the heat on your fishing trips in Idaho’s summer sun," 12 July 2018 Money, money, money Money is the bane of a candidate’s existence, but also essential for getting out one’s message. Jeffrey Mervis, Science | AAAS, "Elaine DiMasi learns hard lessons about money and leadership in politics," 5 July 2018 Then when the front-seat passenger got out to help their passed-out friend exit the back seat, police say the man drove away with the unconscious passenger still in the car. Crimesider Staff, CBS News, "Charges: Man posing as ride-hailing driver kidnapped women in Austin," 4 July 2018 When word of Kawhi Leonard’s trade demand got out earlier this month, one of the biggest problems for the Spurs was a discrepancy of urgency. Mike Finger, San Antonio Express-News, "As ‘pressure’ builds in LA, Spurs see reason to be patient," 27 June 2018 The guards repeatedly asked Thomas to turn off the car and to get out of the vehicle, according to the documents. Max Londberg, kansascity, "Security guards with Overland Park firm murder man in car outside KC bar, police say," 11 July 2018 Many pointed out that getting out of the shower to pee is just uncomfortable, with the water dripping all over the floor and getting the toilet seat all slippery. Brittney Mcnamara, Teen Vogue, "Fans Respond to Cardi B's Shower Pee Tweet," 2 July 2018 When the rapper’s car, a black BMW i8, drove out of the gate, two masked men got out of the Journey and ambushed the rapper, struggling with him and then shooting him several times before taking a bag from the car. Brett Clarkson,, "XXXTentacion murder suspect was previously held in gun and drug cases," 29 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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