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Definition of getaway noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    [usually singular]
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  1. 1an escape from a difficult situation, especially after committing a crime to make a quick getaway a getaway car
  2. 2a short vacation; a place that is suitable for a vacation a romantic weekend getaway in New York the popular island getaway of Santa Catalina
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: getaway