getaway Definition

  • 1a place suitable for a vacation or holiday
  • 2an escape or quick departure, especially after committing a crime

Using getaway: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "getaway" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    We're planning a weekend getaway to the beach.

  • Example

    The robbers made their getaway in a stolen car.

  • Example

    She needed a quick getaway from the office.

  • Example

    The cabin in the woods was the perfect romantic getaway.

getaway Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for getaway

Phrases with getaway

  • a car used by criminals to escape from a crime scene


    The police are searching for the getaway car used in the bank robbery.

  • a person who drives the getaway car during a crime


    The getaway driver was arrested and charged with aiding and abetting the robbery.

  • a short vacation or trip taken to escape from daily routine or stress


    We decided to take a getaway weekend to the mountains to relax and recharge.


Summary: getaway in Brief

The term 'getaway' [ˈɡɛtəweɪ] refers to a place suitable for a vacation or holiday, as well as an escape or quick departure, especially after committing a crime. It can be used to describe a variety of situations, from a romantic cabin in the woods to a criminal's escape vehicle. Phrases like 'getaway car' and 'getaway weekend' add specificity to the term.

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