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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
getaway \get"a*way`\ n. rapid acceleration. [WordNet sense 1] Syn: pickup. [WordNet 1.5] 2. a rapid escape (as by criminals); as, the thieves made a clean getaway; they made their getaway in a stolen car. [WordNet sense 2] Syn: lam. [WordNet 1.5]