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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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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First Known Use of getaway

1849, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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4 Oct 2022

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“Getaway.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Oct. 2022.

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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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