getaway

noun
get·​away | \ ˈge-tə-ˌwā How to pronounce getaway (audio) \

Definition of getaway

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

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Synonyms for getaway

Synonyms

break, breakout, bunk [British], escape, flight, lam, rout, slip

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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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Amateurs can learn the basics on a weekend getaway at these studios in the West. Sharon Boorstin, Los Angeles Times, "Where to learn glassblowing in the West," 8 Aug. 2019 And then the bride and groom made a getaway in a vintage convertible (and couture Giambattista Valli for her). Stellene Volandes, Town & Country, "Inside Amanda Hearst and Joachim Rønning's Stunning Hearst Castle Wedding," 3 Aug. 2019 The family had long owned a vacation getaway in Groton Long Point, Conn. Joanne Kaufman, New York Times, "Buying a Weekend House With Friends: Is It Really a Good Idea?," 26 July 2019 This Is How Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas Do Vacation Style Over the weekend, Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas took off with fellow couple Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner for a getaway in Miami Beach, Florida. Vogue, "This Is How Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas Do Vacation Style," 25 Mar. 2019 That's what makes the couple's current romantic getaway in Miami such a rare and wonderful treat. Kayleigh Roberts, Marie Claire, "Katie Holmes and Jamie Foxx Water-Frolic on Jet Skis During Romantic Miami Vacation," 31 Dec. 2018 Their solution was to buy a getaway in the British capital, an investment that also checked off an important bucket-list box for Mrs. Morgan. Ruth Bloomfield, WSJ, "Behind the Scenes of a London Townhouse’s Modern Makeover," 15 Aug. 2018 But for a rousing Fourth of July celebration without leaving town, splurge on a resort getaway in Phoenix or Scottsdale. Dawn Gilbertson, azcentral, "Last-minute Fourth of July hotel deals in Phoenix, Scottsdale," 22 June 2018 Lake Livingston State Park: This park, an hour north of Houston, is one of the most popular family getaways in Texas. Dale Blasingame, San Antonio Express-News, "The 8 best family-friendly Texas state parks," 11 June 2018

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First Known Use of getaway

1849, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of getaway was in 1849

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getaway

noun

English Language Learners Definition of getaway

: the act of getting away or escaping
: a short vacation
: a place where people go for a short vacation

getaway

noun
get·​away | \ ˈge-tə-ˌwā How to pronounce getaway (audio) \

Kids Definition of getaway

1 : escape entry 2 sense 1 We made our getaway under cover of darkness.
2 : a place suitable for vacation a tropical getaway
3 : a usually short vacation

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