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 Unabridged
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getaway definition

  1. n.
    an escape from the law. (Originally underworld.) : There was no time to make a getaway, so we had to talk to Mrs. Wilson.
  2. n.
    a place to escape to; a hideaway. : The lover had a little hideaway in a small town on the state line.
  3. n.
    a quick vacation. : What you need is a weekend getaway.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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Example sentences
Plus, leaping into the air is an easy getaway from predators.
With four bedrooms and five baths, this is no tiny beach getaway, but a truly
  impressive seaside mansion.
Permit them know how vital they are to you and that it isn't going to have to
  be a holiday getaway to get a card from you.
But they are also the first crew's backup getaway car.
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