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Phrasal Verbs

get away

This page is about the phrasal verb get away

Meaning: to leave a place

Synonym: escape

For example:

  • get away I had the fish on the line, but just as I was getting it out of the water, it fell back in and got away.

  • get away I wanted to join you for dinner, but I just couldn't get away. There was too much going on in the office.

  • get away from sth We left the pub to get away from the noise.

Quick Quiz:

After robbing the bank, the thieves got away and spent the next few days

a. locked up in jail

b. at the police station

c. on the run from the police

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