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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.


Synonymsescape


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


Broader (hypernym)break loose, escape, get away









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