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Definition 1: a rapid escape (as by criminals) - [noun denoting act]

Samples where getaway or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the thieves made a clean getaway
  • after the expose he had to take it on the lam

Synonyms for getaway in the sense of this definition

(getaway is a kind of ...) the act of escaping physically

"he made his escape from the mental hospital" "the canary escaped from its cage" "his flight was an indication of his guilt"

Definition 2: the attribute of being capable of rapid acceleration - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where getaway or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • his car has a lot of pickup

Synonyms for getaway in the sense of this definition

(getaway is a kind of ...) an increase in rate of change

"modern science caused an acceleration of cultural change"

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