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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Spencer Platt/Getty Images Panic spread among liberals in November when word got out that Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had been hospitalized after falling in her office and breaking three ribs. Julia Belluz, Vox, "Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s incredible ability to bounce back," 14 Dec. 2018 Whether it’s excitement over particular candidates, a desire to pass judgment on Trump, or successful appeals to get out the vote, there are definite signs of enthusiasm, if the 2018 primary season is any indication. Celeste Katz, Glamour, "Voters Don't Come Out for Midterm Elections. But That Could Change This Year.," 30 Oct. 2018 Once both vehicles were stopped, Boek got out and threatened to shoot the driver, according to the sheriff. Travis Fedschun, Fox News, "Uber driver fatally shoots man in 'classic stand your ground case,' Florida sheriff says," 2 Oct. 2018 On Sunday, with the Nats going for the four-game sweep, Miami got out to a 3-0 lead. Tom Verducci,, "Nine Innings: How Bryce Harper Is Trying to Revive His Season, What We Learned in the First Half and More," 9 July 2018 Maybe with some acrobatics the Heat can get out from under some of those other contracts next year, too. Dave Hyde,, "Heat: Why wouldn't Heat be all-in for Kawhi Leonard?," 7 July 2018 Both men said their goal was simply to make sure things didn’t get out of hand. Jeffrey Collins, The Seattle Times, "3 groups, many videos, many interpretations of D.C. encounter," 22 Jan. 2019 And then there are these guys who take their sweet time and won’t get out of the way. Barbara Peterson, Condé Nast Traveler, "JetBlue Founder David Neeleman on How New Airline Moxy Will Change the Way We Fly," 12 Dec. 2018 And a lot of this Kumbaya in the Republican Party may dissipate because President Trump can't get out of his own way. Fox News, "McConnell on marshalling the votes to confirm Kavanaugh," 7 Oct. 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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