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Getaway or Get Away?
What Is the Difference between "Getaway" and "Get Away"?"Getaway" and "get away" are easy to confuse because they sound identical (i.e., they are perfect homonyms).
- "Getaway" means "a location for respite" or "an escape."
- It has been a busy week. We are going to a seaside getaway for the weekend.
- That was a classy getaway from the headlock.
- "Get away" means "to escape" or "unbelievable!"
- Do not attempt to get away.
- Get away! You haven't won the lottery, have you?
More about "Getaway"The noun "getaway" has two meanings:
(1) A location visited to escape daily routine.
- Alison is going to a little getaway in the hills for a week.
- This is my little getaway. I come here every Friday night.
(2) An escape.
- The robbers made their getaway in a silver Ford truck.
- Fingers, you can be the getaway driver. ("Getaway" is an adjective in this example.)
More about "Get Away""Get away" has two meanings:
(1) To escape or to keep away.
- Tonight, the prisoners will attempt to get away. (get away = to escape)
- Get away from my apples, you pesky kids. (get away = keep away)
(2) Never or unbelievable.
- Is that true? Get away. (Get away = never or unbelievable)
- Get away, a 12-pound bass? Are you sure it was Lee who caught it? (Get away = never or unbelievable)
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