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getaway

Noun

1 the attribute of being capable of rapid acceleration; "his car has a lot of pickup" [syn: pickup]
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: lam]

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English

Noun

  1. A means of escape.
  2. The effecting of an escape.
  3. A vacation or holiday or the destination for one.

Adjective

get-away or getaway
  1. Pertaining to an escape, as in a vehicle or plans.

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Extensive Definition

Getaway is Australia's longest-running and most popular holiday and travel television programme. Debuting on 14 May 1992, it is currently broadcast on the Nine Network and W. Its main competitor is The Great Outdoors on the Seven Network.
The first season initially only looked at only Australian resorts but by 1993 had expanded to look at overseas destinations.

On Air

Presenters

Former Presenters

Awards

Getaway won a People's Choice Award in 1994 and an Australian Tourism Award for Excellence in the Media in 1995.
Getaway has also been nominated for the Most Popular Lifestyle Program Logie Award at the Logie Awards of 2003, 2004 and 2005, each time being beaten by the ever popular Backyard Blitz. It was also nominated at the Logie Awards of 1999 and nominated as the Favourite Lifestyle Program at the Australian People Choice Awards of 1999.

Seven Wonders of the World

In a recent episode, Getaway asked viewers to choose a new Seven Wonders of the World based on several destinations which had been pre-selected by the show's producers.
The destinations were (winners are shown in bold):
Natural wonders:
Ancient 1 wonders
City wonders
getaway in Chinese: Getaway

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