getaway

noun

get·​away ˈge-tə-ˌwā How to pronounce getaway (audio)
1
: an act or instance of getting away: such as
a
: escape
b
: start
2
: a place suitable for a vacation
3
: a vacation especially of brief duration

Examples of getaway in a Sentence

We're planning a weekend getaway to the mountains. The resort advertises itself as the perfect island getaway.
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Word History

First Known Use

1849, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of getaway was in 1849

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“Getaway.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/getaway. Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

getaway

noun
get·​away ˈget-ə-ˌwā How to pronounce getaway (audio)
1
2
3
: a short vacation
4
: a place suitable for a vacation

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