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Definition of "getaway" []

  • The act or an instance of escaping: made a quick getaway. (noun)
  • The start, as of a race. (noun)
  • A place appropriate for a vacation. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "getaway" in a sentence
  • "In a business plan marked "personal and confidential" contained in a court file, they called it Oasis Ranch and stressed the need for privacy, exclusivity and security at what they described as a "getaway" and a "retreat.""
  • "Designed and built by hiveMODULAR partner Bryan Meyer and his wife, Anne Ryan, this little woodland getaway is a great example of how versatility makes small spaces livable."
  • "All the years that we lived on the Oregon Coast, we used the house as a getaway from the horrible weather."