a getting away or fleeing; an escape.
the start of a race
: a fast getaway.
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.
used as a means of escape or fleeing: a stolen getaway car.
used for occasional relaxation, retreat, or reclusion: a weekend getaway house.
1850–55; noun use of verb phrase get away