getaway car


: a car used by criminals to leave the scene of a crime
He drove the getaway car

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web But, after the shooting stops and the loot is packed away in the getaway car, Danny hesitates to execute Abbarca’s men who are zip-tied on the floor. Maureen Corrigan, Washington Post, 28 Apr. 2023 Williams, who apparently organized the murder, was noted to be driving the getaway car. Daniela Avila, Peoplemag, 6 Apr. 2023 Isaac and Michael break into Jordan’s place and hold her, Amy and Naomi (Ashley Park) at gunpoint while Bobby stays behind in the getaway car to watch over June, Danny and Paul (Young Mazino). Rebecca Sun, The Hollywood Reporter, 10 Apr. 2023 Garcia then fled in a getaway car allegedly driven by someone else. Nicole Acosta, Peoplemag, 15 Mar. 2023 There’s an armored getaway car, too. Brian T. Allen, National Review, 1 Apr. 2023 Powell was imprisoned in June 2022 for violating parole on a 2015 conviction for driving a getaway car in a theft. Craig Silverman, ProPublica, 26 Mar. 2023 With Roope Hintz streaking down the ice like a getaway car on the freeway, Robertson needed only the slightest of touches to find Hintz, who clanked his shot off the post and in for his 33rd goal of the year. Peter Warren, Dallas News, 23 Mar. 2023 Wright's brother, Milton Wright, helped search for the getaway car, claiming that the same men tried to rob him in a separate incident earlier in the day. Orlando Mayorquin, USA TODAY, 16 Mar. 2023 See More

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“Getaway car.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Jun. 2023.

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