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 for getaway
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]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: the attribute of being capable of rapid acceleration; "his
           car has a lot of pickup" [syn: pickup, getaway]
      2: a rapid escape (as by criminals); "the thieves made a clean
         getaway"; "after the expose he had to take it on the lam"
         [syn: getaway, lam]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  52 Moby Thesaurus words for "getaway":
     abandonment, acceleration, break, breakout, decampment,
     deliverance, delivery, departure, drive, egress, emergence, escape,
     escapism, evacuation, evasion, exit, exodus, extrication, flight,
     freeing, going, hegira, impetus, issuance, issue, jailbreak, lam,
     leak, leakage, leaving, liberation, outlet, parting, passing,
     pickup, prisonbreak, quickening, release, removal, rescue,
     retirement, retreat, riddance, scape, setting-free, slip, speedup,
     step-up, thrust, vent, walkout, withdrawal

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