WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2015
get•a•way /ˈgɛtəˌweɪ/USA pronunciation   n. [countable]
    1. an escape:The thieves made a clean getaway.
    1. a short vacation.
    1. a place for a vacation:The shore is their favorite getaway.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2015
get•a•way  (getə wā′), 
    1. a getting away or fleeing;
      an escape.
    1. the start of a race:a fast getaway.
    1. 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.

  1. used as a means of escape or fleeing:a stolen getaway car.
  1. used for occasional relaxation, retreat, or reclusion:a weekend getaway house.
  • noun, nominal use of verb, verbal phrase get away 1850–55

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