get away


  • Two to one he gets away
    Two to one he gets away
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v get away escape potentially unpleasant consequences; get away with a forbidden action "She gets away with murder!","I couldn't get out from under these responsibilities"
    • v get away run away from confinement "The convicted murderer escaped from a high security prison"
    • v get away remove oneself from a familiar environment, usually for pleasure or diversion "We escaped to our summer house for a few days","The president of the company never manages to get away during the summer"
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  • John Foster Dulles
    John Foster Dulles
    “The ability to get to the verge without getting into the war is the necessary art. If you try to run away from it, if you are scared to go to the brink, you are lost.”
  • Ken Dodd
    Ken Dodd
    “If I get a hard audience they are not going to get away until they laugh. Those seven laughs a minute -- I've got to have them.”
  • Malcolm S. Forbes
    “People who never get carried away should be.”
  • Sheldon Kopp
    Sheldon Kopp
    “You only get to keep what you give away.”
  • Donald Grey Barnhouse
    Donald Grey Barnhouse
    “Men may not read the gospel in sealskin, or the gospel in morocco, or the gospel in cloth covers, but they can't get away from the gospel in shoe leather.”
  • Evelyn Waugh
    “Manners are especially the need of the plain. The pretty can get away with anything.”


Get away scot-free - If someone gets away scot-free, they are not punished when they have done something wrong. ('Get off scot-free' is an alternative.)
Get away with murder - If you get away with murder, you do something bad and don't get caught or punished.('Get away with blue murder' is also used.)


In literature:

He had allowed the real burglar to get away while he held up his innocent pursuer.
"The Launch Boys' Adventures in Northern Waters" by Edward S. Ellis
It's all right, of course, if you can get away with it, but Ruth's a pretty bright girl and has a will of her own, you know.
"The Search" by Grace Livingston Hill
Clare had robbed him and he must get away before he thought of her too much.
"Brandon of the Engineers" by Harold Bindloss
He could not get away from Jane.
"The Creators" by May Sinclair
I can't get away from the fact, since I know them both, that there's a big gulf between the East and the West.
"The Prairie Mother" by Arthur Stringer
At all events he had made use of her to get away, and thus had reached the yacht at Gravesend.
"A Coin of Edward VII" by Fergus Hume
If you do succeed in getting away you go home, and you are all right; if I succeed in getting away what is to become of me?
"Condemned as a Nihilist" by George Alfred Henty
There was no getting away from the determined young women.
"Madge Morton's Victory" by Amy D.V. Chalmers
Can I get into it and get away?
"The Trail of the Hawk" by Sinclair Lewis
I want to get away, right away south.
"Northern Lights" by Gilbert Parker

In poetry:

"And is that all? From day to day,
Like one with a long chain bound,
Should I walk and walk and not get away,
But go always round and round?"
"Tell Me" by George MacDonald
Listen, sweet Dove, unto my song,
And spread thy golden wings in me;
Hatching my tender heart so long,
Till it get wing, and flie away with thee.
"Whitsunday" by George Herbert
Then, Edom, thou shalt get thy wound!
For thou, on Zion’s evil day,
Saidst—“Raze her beauty to the ground,
And captive drive her sons away!”
"The Babylonian Captivity" by Charles Harpur
I'm just a turkey gobbler,
But I've got a word to say
And I'd like to say it quickly
Before I pass away,
For I will get it in the neck
Upon Thanksgiving Day.
"My Life And Death" by Edwin Carty Ranck
Suppose the lions all get up and go,
And all the brooks and soldiers run away?
Time can say nothing but I told you so.
If I could tell you, I would let you know.
"Villanelle" by W H Auden
And he knows that she thinks of her darling Jack
For a sailor's life isn't all honey
He leaves her 'half-pay' then he goes away
So he doesn't get much for his money.
"The Sailor Comes Home With The Washing" by T W Connor

In news:

Boyle : I just needed to get away.
Since January 1st, thieves have been entering businesses in mostly the west area of Sylvester and getting away with valuable items.
For most college students, spring break is a chance to get away from it all and indulge in some personal time.
Finding a Halloween costume as an adult is a lot more challenging than when you were a kid (and could get away with cutesy) or in college (and could get away with slutty, kind of).
Even workaholic QB Russell Wilson took some time to get away from the facility and recharge a bit during the Seahawks bye week.
"They recommended that I get away or whatever," Wilson said.
Conference Let The Power Get Away.
It has been an experience we all looked forward too, to get away, relax and enjoy nature.
Looking for a place to get away from it all, but still stay close to the action.
Military wife says crook used baby's car seat to get away with stolen items.
NBA history, but even he can't get away with wearing cargo shorts on a golf course.
Even Michael Jordan can't get away with wearing cargo shorts.
According to dispatchers, a man armed with a gun entered the restaurant and ordered people to the ground before getting away with an unknown amount of money.
Stolen car's driver gets away after crashing during police chase .
JoAnn Bird, a Sex Therapist, says people in power often end up in affairs because of opportunity and they think they can get away with it.

In science:

Since the contributions of these higher order terms decrease as we move away from the ISCO, it is easier to get an accurate measurement of the lower order terms farther from the ISCO, as long as there is enough frequency sweep to cleanly separate the terms of different orders.
A Robust Test of General Relativity in Space
The classical EMRIs and the heavy IMRIs begin to get lost in the white dwarf binary confusion noise as one moves away from the ISCO.
A Robust Test of General Relativity in Space
This means that somebody needs to make quite a lot of UV photons fairly early (Pop III stars in proto-galaxies at first; AGNs later is the ma jority view) and get them out away from their sources. A review by Barkana (2006) presents no show-stoppers, so we won’t either.
Astrophysics in 2006
Among other predictions this theory made a couple which are cornerstones of modern astronomy: gravitational redshift (light gets redder as it moves away from massive objects), and gravitational lensing (light gets bent as it passes close to massive objects).
Geometrical constraints on dark energy models
The change in the stellar population is evident, with the RGB getting bluer and narrower away from the Galactic center.
The Galactic Bulge: A Review