get out

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 Freedom from the Market is a work of history with a political-economy tract struggling to get out. Stephen Eide, National Review, "America’s Supposedly Socialist History," 15 Jan. 2021 Now that a much larger portion of the population can be vaccinated, the right communication needs to get out, Shortell said. Kellie Hwang,, "Five key reasons for California’s slow COVID vaccine rollout — and how it could be fixed," 14 Jan. 2021 That’s why Amazon is attempting to get out in front of the issue. Jeff Andrews, Curbed, "Amazon’s Affordable Housing Pledge Won’t Fix Anything," 11 Jan. 2021 Ice fishermen are chafing to get out on the ice right now, and some have been spotted cutting holes in the smaller ponds and lakes, including Wallace Lake in Berea. cleveland, "Ice just forming, and it’s not safe yet: NE Ohio fishing report for weekend of Jan. 1-3, 2021," 31 Dec. 2020 But these are just the beginning of the creativity that’s been spawned for those who need to get out for a mental break from home isolation. Sam Lubell, Los Angeles Times, "14 clever COVID-19 design solutions from around the world," 29 Dec. 2020 In turn, encouraging others to get out on public land directly affects their appreciation for our outdoor spaces and their conservation. Durrell Smith, Outdoor Life, "It’s Time to Redefine What it Means to ‘Do Our Part’ as Hunters," 29 Dec. 2020 Around Election Day, masks were also used as a tool to encourage American citizens to get out and vote. Christian Allaire, Vogue, "Masks Became More Than Protection This Year," 29 Dec. 2020 But as word-of-mouth and social media began to draw more people eager to get out and hear music, the events were disbanded to avoid large group gatherings. Will Coviello,, "Year in Review: Making the best of 2020 - a hard year in entertainment," 28 Dec. 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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21 Jan 2021

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“Get out.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

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