getaway getaway  /ˈɡɛ tə ˌweɪ/


  1. (n) the attribute of being capable of rapid acceleration
  2. (n) a rapid escape (as by criminals)



  1. Fake IDs used to rent getaway cars in an earlier robbery had been traced to a store where Dohrn worked.
  2. When police arrived, he demanded $100,000 in cash, a getaway car and a copy of The Widow's Son, a 1985 novel about secret societies in an 18th century Parisian prison.
  3. Several of the suspects jumped into a second getaway car, a tan Honda.


  1. Getaway car used in Lehigh robbery stolen from Fuccillo Kia

    The Toyota Prius used as a getaway car in a Lehigh Acres robbery earlier this week, is believed to have been stolen from Fuccillo Kia of Cape Coral.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: WINK TV Southwest Florida

  2. Cops seek getaway driver from botched bank heist

    Authorities asked the public Thursday for help in finding the alleged getaway driver in a failed University City-area bank heist during which a security guard shot one of two robbery suspects.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Channel 8 San Diego

  3. Getaway driver convicted in East Missoula shooting

    The getaway driver in the shooting and robbery of an East Missoula convenience store clerk last September was found guilty of accountability for robbery on Tuesday. Preston Hanna laid his head in his crossed arms on a table in the Missoula County Courthouse after the verdict was read while Judge Ed McLean dismissed the 12-person jury.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Missoulian


  1. "Ocracoke is my favorite getaway beach," Leatherman said in a statement. "Only swim when lifeguards are on duty, which is true for any oceanic beach. The best time to visit the Outer Banks for families with small children is in June or July,...
    on Jun 8, 2007 By: Stephen Leatherman Source: Kansas City

  2. "When you are in the Busch car, it's a good getaway when you don't know what your future is going to hold," Harvick said before picking up $2,850,864 - the second biggest payout in series history - at Friday night's Busch banquet. "As I...
    on Dec 8, 2006 By: Kevin Harvick Source:

  3. "Tonight was a big getaway game for us. We came out with the intensity, we scrapped out there on the rebound tip, Steve (Nash) shot particularly well - down the stretch they tried to make him play one-on-one out there and wanted him to be the scorer...
    on Dec 5, 2009 By: Amare Stoudemire Source: TSN

Word of the Day
untenable untenable
/ən ˈtɛ nə bəl /