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Definition 1: escape potentially unpleasant consequences; get away with a forbidden action - [verb of communication]

Samples where get away or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She gets away with murder!
  • I couldn't get out from under these responsibilities

Synonyms for get away in the sense of this definition

(get away is a kind of ...) stay clear from; keep away from; keep out of the way of someone or something

"Her former friends now avoid her"

(... is a kind of get away ) use cunning or deceit to escape or avoid

"The con man always evades"

Definition 2: run away from confinement - [verb of motion]

Samples where get away or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The convicted murderer escaped from a high security prison

Synonyms for get away in the sense of this definition

(get away is a kind of ...) run away quickly

"He threw down his gun and fled"

(... is a kind of get away ) move away or escape suddenly

"The horses broke from the stable" "Three inmates broke jail" "Nobody can break out--this prison is high security"

(... is a kind of get away ) get rid of

"I couldn't shake the car that was following me"

(... is a kind of get away ) escape, either physically or mentally

"The thief eluded the police" "This difficult idea seems to evade her" "The event evades explanation"

(... is a kind of get away ) escape furtively, as from an area under enemy control

(... is a kind of get away ) move smoothly and easily

"the bolt slipped into place" "water slipped from the polished marble"

(... is a kind of get away ) escape from the control of

"Industry is running away with us all"

(... is a kind of get away ) remove oneself from a familiar environment, usually for pleasure or diversion

"We escaped to our summer house for a few days" "The president of the company never manages to get away during the summer"

Samples where get away or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • We escaped to our summer house for a few days
  • The president of the company never manages to get away during the summer

Synonyms for get away in the sense of this definition

(get away is a kind of ...) run away from confinement

"The convicted murderer escaped from a high security prison"

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