verb (rfc-header, Phrasal Verb)
- (literally) To move away (from).
- Get away from the edge of the cliff!
- (with from when used with an object) To avoid capture; to escape (from).
- Surround the bank! Don't let the robber !
- I almost caught the critter, but it got away from me.
- (with to when used with an object) To take a break from one's present circumstances; to journey (to), especially on holiday.
- This place is really getting me down. I need to for a while.
- Next weekend we're hoping to to the seaside.
- To start moving; to depart.
- The train got away exactly on time.
- To slip from one's control.
- I can't cope any more. Things are getting away from me.
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