Definition of getaway noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈɡetəweɪ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡetəweɪ//
    [usually singular] Types of holiday/vacation
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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. 2(informal) a short holiday/vacation; a place that is suitable for a holiday/vacation a romantic weekend getaway in New York the popular island getaway of Penang a shortlist of things that most people look for when planning their summer getaway See related entries: Types of holiday/vacation
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: getaway