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

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Once the drivers reached the intersection of North Point Road and Merritt Boulevard, Peach said the man driving the truck got out of his car while three other men exited the Corolla. Mckenna Oxenden, baltimoresun.com, "Driver cuts three men, himself with knife during road rage incident in Dundalk, Baltimore County police say," 17 Sep. 2019 For survivors, the imperative in the days following the storm was to get out: there was no food, water, electricity, shelter, or money, and very little law enforcement. Emily Witt, The New Yorker, "A Haphazard Recovery in the Bahamas," 16 Sep. 2019 Michigan's Country Road Association released a list Monday of what should be the prettiest fall drives in the state, encouraging residents to get out to see fall colors. Emma Keith, Detroit Free Press, "Here are the best drives to view Michigan's fall colors — and when to go," 16 Sep. 2019 Not to mention the best song in any movie scene that featured a girl slowly getting out of a pool and taking her top off. Corey Seymour, Vogue, "Think Ric Ocasek Didn't Touch Your Life? Think Again," 16 Sep. 2019 Customers wanting to get out on the popular Ramsey County lake are renting more pontoons and boats, according to manager Heather Toot. Katrina Pross, Twin Cities, "White Bear Lake flourishes this summer with high water levels, but impending lawsuit looms," 14 Sep. 2019 Records state that at the end of a cab ride, Shamira Swift, 20, of Westwood, got out of the car and displayed a handgun while Dimiya Mitchell, 22, of Walnut Hills, demanded property and robbed the driver. Madeline Mitchell, Cincinnati.com, "Police: Four women arrested after using work-issued police radio to assist armed robbery," 13 Sep. 2019 Give yourself something to look forward to in the A.M. Something about chillier weather makes getting out of bed *extra* hard. Judy Koutsky, Good Housekeeping, "How to Ease Back into a Healthy, Post-Summer Routine," 12 Sep. 2019 Thus, passengers below deck were not able to get out. Fox News, "CO2 leaks, phone chargers and lots more: Boat-blaze inquiry looks at multiple potential causes," 6 Sep. 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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The first known use of get out was in the 14th century

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