getaway

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noun get·away \ˈge-tə-ˌwā\

Definition of getaway

  1. 1 :  an act or instance of getting away: as a :  escape b :  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.

1890

First Known Use of getaway

1890



GETAWAY Defined for English Language Learners

getaway

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noun get·away \ˈge-tə-ˌwā\

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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