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

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Once her skin was plump and moisturized as all get out, Mayo applied foundation to even out her skin tone. Kaleigh Fasanella, Allure, "Lizzo Debuted Monochromatic Pink Makeup and a Matching Wig at the 2019 Met Gala," 7 May 2019 The driver took out a handgun, and the passengers got out, police said. Hannah Leone, chicagotribune.com, "Ride-share driver dragged during West Side carjacking," 13 July 2018 An off-duty Calumet City police officer was being treated for a gunshot wound Saturday after he was shot during an exchange of gunfire Friday night while getting out of his vehicle, according to the city’s police chief. Dennis Sullivan, Daily Southtown, "Off-duty Calumet City cop shot during gunfire exchange: police," 7 July 2018 The baby boomers were retiring, the markets were gyrating, companies were trying to get out of the pension business, and state and local pension plans were struggling. Mary Williams Walsh, BostonGlobe.com, "Jeremy Gold, 75, actuary who warned of pension crisis," 14 July 2018 And to get out of it will really require remaking the basics of how the media works. Robert Sullivan, Vogue, "Political Division? That’s Nothing New," 7 Mar. 2019 Now, the tool includes upcoming holiday and school breaks—think Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Presidents' Day, and spring break—to provide destination inspiration, and make getting out of dodge even easier. Katherine Lagrave, Condé Nast Traveler, "Google Wants to Plan Your MLK and Presidents’ Day Weekends," 17 Dec. 2018 The organization promotes in-person and telephone support groups, since being a caregiver is often a barrier to getting out of the house alone. Blake Farmer, Washington Post, "Support Circle: Family Caregivers Share Stories And Tips To Ease Alzheimer’s Toll," 11 July 2018 There was no asylum policy at the time, leaving Jews who were trying to escape Nazis no hope of using claims of asylum to get out from under the rule of the Adolph Hitler. Natalie Dreier, ajc, "Anne Frank’s family immigration efforts thwarted by restrictive policies, World War II," 6 July 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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