getaway get"a*way` n. rapid acceleration. [WordNet sense 1]

Syn: pickup. [WordNet 1.5]

2. a rapid escape (as by criminals); as, the thieves made a clean getaway; they made their getaway in a stolen car. [WordNet sense 2]

Syn: lam. [WordNet 1.5]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • getaway — UK [ˈɡetəˌweɪ] / US noun [countable] Word forms getaway : singular getaway plural getaways informal 1) a place away from home where you can relax We had four days at our mountain getaway. 2) a short holiday a weekend getaway • getaway… …   English dictionary

  • getaway — /get euh way /, n. 1. a getting away or fleeing; an escape. 2. the start of a race: a fast getaway. 3. a place where one escapes for relaxation, vacation, etc., or a period of time for such recreation: a little seaside getaway; a two week getaway …   Universalium

  • getaway — get|a|way [ getə,weı ] noun count INFORMAL 1. ) a place away from home where you can relax: We had four days at our mountain getaway. 2. ) a short vacation: a weekend getaway getaway car/van/vehicle the vehicle that criminals use when they are… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • getaway — [[t]ge̱təweɪ[/t]] getaways also get away 1) N COUNT: usu sing, oft N n If someone makes a getaway, they leave a place quickly, especially after committing a crime or when trying to avoid someone. They made their getaway along a pavement on a… …   English dictionary

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