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English verb: get away

1. get away (motion) run away from confinement

SamplesThe convicted murderer escaped from a high security prison.

Synonymsbreak loose, escape

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)flee, fly, take flight

Narrower (hyponym)bilk, break, break away, break out, elude, escape, escape from, evade, get away, run away, shake, shake off, slip, throw off

2. get away (communication) escape potentially unpleasant consequences; get away with a forbidden action

SamplesShe gets away with murder!.
I couldn't get out from under these responsibilities.

Synonymsescape, get by, get off, get out

Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)avoid

Narrower (hyponym)evade

3. get away (social) remove oneself from a familiar environment, usually for pleasure or diversion

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


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)break loose, escape, get away

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