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    a few connotations of "get away"

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expressions in bold in the following sentences?

    This dog is dangerous; if it gets away it will bite the children.

    The suspect ran down the street and got away.

    Someone left the door open, and the puppy got away.

    The bank robbers used a stolen car to get away.

    They got away with all the money.

    get away = break free, escape

    As Jim was trying the bat, it got away from him and hit Tom.

    Mary tried to catch a butterfly, but it got away from her.

    get away = become free from being held or controlled

    If Mr. Graham can get away from his store this afternoon, he will take Johnny fishing.

    Can you get away for a holiday?

    I couldn't get away any sooner.

    get away = succeed in leaving

    We got away early in the morning on the first day of our vacation.

    The race got away to a fast start.

    get away = to begin; start

    The doctors told him to get her away from it all.

    get away = lead away

    He always gets away with it.

    Bill often cheats on exams but usually gets away with it.

    get away with = escape the consequences or blame for

    You'll never get away with it.

    He won’t get away with it.

    He got away with a mere apology. (he got off cheap this time)

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.

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    Re: a few connotations of "get away"

    Maybe a native speaker could tell you if you're 100% right. However, it seems good to me.

    But, what do you mean: As Jim was trying the bat...
    Did you wanted to say: As Jim was trying to catch the bat?

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    Re: a few connotations of "get away"

    Hi fighting spirit,

    Thank you for your kindness.

    Here a few words concerning my interpretation of the phrase “try the bat”

    try = examine; put to the test, as for its quality, or give experimental use to
    try = make an effort try the door

    YouTube - Akadema Catapult Ice 31/28 Bat Demo with North Texas Baseball

    Try the bat out by playing pickup games with friends.

    Regards,

    V.

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