get out

verb
got out; got out or gotten out; getting out; gets out

Definition of get out

intransitive verb

1 : leave, escape doubted that he would get out alive
2 : to become known : leak out their secret got out

transitive verb

1 : to cause to leave or escape
2 : to bring before the public especially : publish

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Examples of get out in a Sentence

news of the rock star's secret wedding got out to the news media tried but couldn't get out of the old well without assistance
Recent Examples on the Web Once again, the administration can help the most by simply getting out of the way and offering regulatory guidance summing up the long body of NLRB and judicial decisions legitimizing the expansion of hiring halls in every industry. Eli Lehrer, National Review, "How the Trump Administration Should Help Nontraditional Labor Organizations," 7 Nov. 2019 Formally getting out of the Paris agreement is bad, but at this point after years of rhetoric is more symbolic than anything, said Georgia Tech climate scientist Kim Cobb. Fox News, "Trump can begin steps to pull US out of Paris climate deal," 4 Nov. 2019 Formally getting out of the Paris agreement is bad, but at this point after years of rhetoric is more symbolic than anything, said Georgia Tech climate scientist Kim Cobb. NBC News, "Trump administration kick-starts formal withdrawal from Paris climate agreement," 4 Nov. 2019 Formally getting out of the Paris agreement is bad, but at this point after years of rhetoric is more symbolic than anything, said Georgia Tech climate scientist Kim Cobb. CBS News, "Trump administration starts formally pulling out of the Paris climate deal," 4 Nov. 2019 Here are some tips to keep things from getting out of control: Watch the clock Student-loan debt repayment typically starts six months after a student graduates. Russ Wiles, azcentral, "Student loan debt: Strategies to pay it off faster, smarter," 3 Nov. 2019 The decent thing to do was to put a note on my windshield instead of getting out of there as soon as possible. Sainted & Tainted Writers, Twin Cities, "Sainted: Boys, you’re off to a good start on an honest life!," 2 Nov. 2019 Sheriff’s Chief Deputy Stacy Bates said Fletcher struggled with officers and got out of the car with a gun in his hand. Lee Roop | Lroop@al.com, al, "Madison County DA will speak to NAACP audience after police shooting," 1 Nov. 2019 Just getting out of the car was the major logistical thing. Aaron Couch, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Terminator' Director on Linda Hamilton's Key Moment and John Connor's Secret Role," 1 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of get out

14th century, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense 1

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13 Nov 2019

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“Get out.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gets%20out. Accessed 21 November 2019.

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