getaway

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noun get·away \ˈge-tə-ˌwā\

Definition of getaway

  1. 1 :  an act or instance of getting away: such asa :  escapeb :  start

  2. 2 :  a place suitable for a vacation

  3. 3 :  a vacation especially of brief duration

Examples of getaway in a Sentence

  1. We're planning a weekend getaway to the mountains.

  2. The resort advertises itself as the perfect island getaway.

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First Known Use of getaway

1849



GETAWAY Defined for English Language Learners

getaway

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Definition of getaway for English Language Learners

  • : the act of getting away or escaping

  • : a short vacation

  • : a place where people go for a short vacation


GETAWAY Defined for Kids

getaway

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noun get·away \ˈge-tə-ˌwā\

Definition of getaway for Students

  1. 1 :  2escape 1 We made our getaway under cover of darkness.

  2. 2 :  a place suitable for vacation a tropical getaway

  3. 3 :  a usually short vacation



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