getaway and get a way - the difference
The Quick AnswerGetaway means:
(1) a location for respite (2) an escape
Get away means:
(1) to escape (2) Unbelievable!
GetawayThe noun getaway has two meanings:
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.
- The robbers made their getaway in a silver Mondeo.
- Fingers, you can be the getaway driver. (Getaway is an adjective in this example. Like most nouns, getaway can be used as an adjective too.)
Get AwayGet away has two meanings:
(As a verb) 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)
- 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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