[get-uh-wey] /ˈgɛt əˌweɪ/
a getting away or fleeing; an escape.
the start of a race:
a fast getaway.
a place where one escapes for relaxation, vacation, etc., or a period of time for such recreation:
a little seaside getaway; a two-week getaway in the Bahamas.
used as a means of escape or fleeing:
a stolen getaway car.
used for occasional relaxation, retreat, or reclusion:
a weekend getaway house.
“escape,” 1852, originally in fox hunting, from verbal phrase get away “escape” (c.1300); see get (v.) + away. Of prisoners or criminals from 1893.
: our getaway car/ getaway route/ getaway vacation package
The act of fleeing, esp from the scene of a crime: How about a quiet getaway from this mad scene? (1890s+)
make one’s getaway
- Get away with something
- Get back at
Take revenge on, as in Watch out for Peter; he’s sure to get back at you. Similarly, get one’s own back means simply “get revenge,” as in She finally saw a chance to get her own back. The first expression dates from the late 1800s, the second from the early 1900s.
- Get back to
see: get back , def. 1.
- Get behind
verb phrase verb phrase To support or advocate a person, cause, etc; push: If we all get behind the amendment, it’ll pass (1903+) 1. See fall behind 2. Support someone or something; also, help to promote someone or something. For example, We must find as many workers as we can to get behind the union. […]