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

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When the driver of the Soul got out to see the damage, authorities say Washington forced her back inside her SUV and drove away in the vehicle. Cristóbal Reyes,, "Sanford cops arrest man suspected of 2 carjackings across 2 counties in 1 hour," 2 July 2019 The ways tickets get out to the secondary market also struck me as very, very wrong. Hannah Karp, Billboard, "Outback Presents CEO Vaughn Millette Has Plans to Upend the Live Music Biz: 'We Are Here to Change It All'," 28 June 2019 Chris Carter, the Los Angeles disc jockey and longtime host of the show Breakfast with the Beatles, believes the lackluster performance is evidence that Lennon’s and his entourage’s partying and drug usage had gotten out of control. David Gambacorta, Longreads, "Took You By Surprise: John and Paul’s Lost Reunion," 25 June 2019 Rumors about why these two broke up have gotten out of hand, with fans online unfairly looping Cooper's A Star Is Born costar Lady Gaga into the conversation. Abby Gardner, Glamour, "Everything We Know About Bradley Cooper and Irina Shayk’s Breakup," 14 June 2019 Postexperiment questionnaires revealed that many of the bluffed students, like the men Kassin had interviewed, signed a confession to get out of the room and assumed they'd later be cleared. Douglas Starr, Science | AAAS, "This psychologist explains why people confess to crimes they didn’t commit," 13 June 2019 The ship will only be in space for a few minutes, at which point passengers will be able to get out of their seats and experience weightlessness. Daniel Golson, Car and Driver, "The Range Rover Astronaut Edition Is Only for Virgin Galactic's Commercial Astronauts," 9 May 2019 Instead, get out of the bed after 15 minutes of trying to fall asleep, and do a boring activity in another room, like folding laundry. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "15 Ways to Sleep Better Tonight, According to Experts," 2 May 2019 Body-camera footage shows Officer David Dehority and other officers shouting at Byrd to get out of the vehicle., "Phoenix police shot at more people than NYPD did in 2018. Will that change?," 20 June 2019

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First Known Use of get out

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

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10 Jul 2019

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

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