get out

get out

  1. To leave or escape; to be released from, especially a hospital or prison.
    In case of fire, get out by the nearest exit.
  2. To come out of a situation; to escape a fate.
    Never take life seriously. Nobody gets out alive anyways.
  3. To remove one's money from an investment; to end an investment.
    I think copper prices will plummet this fall, so I'm getting out while I can.
  4. To help someone leave
    We must get the children out first.
  5. To leave a vehicle such as a car. (Note: for public transport, get off is more common.)
    I'll get out at the end of the road and walk from there.
  6. To become known.
    Somehow the secret got out.
  7. To spend free time out of the house.
    You work too hard. You should get out more.
  8. To publish something, or make a product available.
    The organization has just gotten their newsletter out.
  9. To say something with difficulty.
    He could hardly get the words out for the tears.
  10. To eliminate (dirt or stains).
    This detergent will get most household stains out.
  11. To take something from its container.
Synonyms Translations Translations Translations Translations Translations Translations Translations Interjection
  1. Indicating incredulity.
    • 1898, H. G. Wells, The War of the Worlds, chapter 12:
      "Giants in armour, sir. Hundred feet high. Three legs and a body like 'luminum, with a mighty great head in a hood, sir."
      "Get out!" said the lieutenant. "What confounded nonsense!"
  2. (UK, slang) Expressing disapproval or disgust, especially after a bad joke.
    Just get out.
Related terms Translations
  • Russian: иди ты!

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