Definition of get out in English:

get out

phrasal verb

  • 1(of something previously secret) become known.

    ‘news got out that we were coming’
    • ‘It could subject the consumer to all sorts of problems if it got out, from identity theft to job discrimination.’
    • ‘Word got out and eventually even the local realtors refused to return their calls.’
    • ‘She mentally whispered the last part, as if she didn't want her secret getting out.’
    • ‘He touches on the territorialism that occurs when the local's secret gets out and a treasure is discovered by the outside world.’
    • ‘If this kind of news gets out, civil servants will be queuing up for a transfer.’
    • ‘Property prices have dropped since the news got out and people are annoyed, verging on being angry.’
    • ‘But everybody knows amongst us there are no secrets and the word soon gets out!’
    • ‘Brian made a lot of money and feared that if the truth got out, he'd be ruined, so he did the next best thing.’
    • ‘What use would his long-haul flights be if news of that scheme gets out among potential tourists?’
    • ‘We met with the organisers the day before our wedding and somehow word got out.’
  • 2also get out of hereNorth American informal in imperative Used to express disbelief.

    ‘get out, you're a liar’
    • ‘On second thought, Congressional genius? Get out of here.’