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1Escape.‘Stevie was caught, but the rest of us got away’‘he was very lucky to get away with his life’
escape, run away, run off, get out, break out, break free, get free, break loose, make a break for it, bolt, flee, fly, take flight, make off, take off, decamp, abscond, take to one's heels, make a escape, make one's escape, make good one's escape, make a getaway, make one's getaway, beat a hasty retreat, show a clean pair of heels, run for it, make a run for itdisappear, vanish, slip away, steal away, sneak awayget out of someone's clutchesdo a bunk, do a moonlight flit, cut and run, skedaddle, skip, head for the hills, do a disappearing act, do a vanishing act, fly the coop, take french leave, scarper, vamoose, hightail it, leg itdo a runner, hook ittake a powder, go on the lamView synonyms
- ‘The killer surely must have thought he had got away scot free by now.’
- ‘Detectives said they believed at least two of the men got away in the van and a third may have escaped on foot.’
- ‘By the time they followed him into the next road he had accelerated and disappeared trying to get away.’
- ‘His accomplice that night got away scot free; after all, Lorraine was only 13 at the time.’
- ‘Youngsters riding dangerously on stolen motorbikes on an estate are getting away scot free, according to a motorcycling enthusiast.’
- ‘In reality he usually gets away by slipping through the cracks.’
- ‘He struggled to stop the man getting at the money, but the robber was too strong, and managed to get away.’
- ‘He was challenged by a neighbour as he fled and there was a brief struggle, but the robber managed to get away.’
- ‘With difficulty I managed to destroy two of them, but the rest got away, or so I thought.’
- ‘He said the robbers got away in a car which had been stolen earlier and was later found burned out.’
- 1.1Leave one's home or work for a time of rest or recreation; go on a vacation.‘it will be nice to get away’
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