2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

getaway \get"a*way'\ n. rapid acceleration. [WordNet sense 1]

Syn: pickup. [WordNet 1.5]

2. a rapid escape (as by criminals); as, the thieves made a clean getaway; they made their getaway in a stolen car. [WordNet sense 2]

Syn: lam. [WordNet 1.5]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



1: the attribute of being capable of rapid acceleration; "his car has a lot of pickup" [syn: {pickup}, {getaway}]

2: a rapid escape (as by criminals); "the thieves made a clean getaway"; "after the expose he had to take it on the lam" [syn: {getaway}, {lam}]

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