get outside

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Verb[edit]

get outside (third-person singular simple present gets outside, present participle getting outside, simple past got outside, past participle (UK) got outside or (US) gotten outside)

  1. (informal, transitive) To consume (eat or drink).
    • 1912, Edgar Jepson, The Man with the Black Feather (translation of Gaston Leroux), Small, Maynard, page 306 [1]:
      All this troop had come from the Palais de Justice; and when it reached the Buci Cross-roads, you dismounted, because you were thirsty, and wished before the ceremony to get outside a pint at the tavern kept by the Smacker.
    • 1954, P. G. Wodehouse, Bertie Wooster Sees It Through, 2000 Scribner edition, →ISBN, chapter 10, pages 97–98:
      The sunset swayed before my eyes as if it were doing the shimmy, and a bird close by which was getting outside its evening worm looked for an instant like two birds, both flickering.
  2. (chiefly intransitive) Used other than figuratively or idiomatically: see get,‎ outside.
    I need to get outside. I've been cooped up for days.