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Meaning of getaway

get•a•way

Pronunciation: (get'u-wā"), [key]
— n.
  1. a getting away or fleeing; an escape.
  2. the start of a race: a fast getaway.
  3. 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.
—adj.
  1. used as a means of escape or fleeing: a stolen getaway car.
  2. used for occasional relaxation, retreat, or reclusion: a weekend getaway house.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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