Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The act or an instance of escaping: made a quick getaway.
  • n. The start, as of a race.
  • n. A place appropriate for a vacation.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A means of escape.
  • n. The effecting of an escape.
  • n. A vacation or holiday or the destination for one.
  • adj. Pertaining to an escape, as in a vehicle or plans.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. rapid acceleration.
  • n. a rapid escape (as by criminals).

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a rapid escape (as by criminals)
  • n. the attribute of being capable of rapid acceleration
  • v. run away from confinement
  • v. escape potentially unpleasant consequences; get away with a forbidden action
  • v. remove oneself from a familiar environment, usually for pleasure or diversion

Etymologies

From get + away. (Wiktionary)

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