get-away

getaway

[get-uh-wey]
noun
1.
a getting away or fleeing; an escape.
2.
the start of a race: a fast getaway.
3.
a place where one escapes for relaxation, vacation, etc., or a period of time for such recreation: a little seaside getaway; a two-week getaway in the Bahamas.
adjective
4.
used as a means of escape or fleeing: a stolen getaway car.
5.
used for occasional relaxation, retreat, or reclusion: a weekend getaway house.

Origin:
1850–55; noun use of verb phrase get away

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getaway

noun
1. the attribute of being capable of rapid acceleration; "his car has a lot of pickup" [syn: pickup
2. a rapid escape (as by criminals); "the thieves made a clean getaway"; "after the expose he had to take it on the lam" 
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