Definitions of escape:
  • noun:   the act of escaping physically
    Example: "He made his escape from the mental hospital"
  • noun:   a means or way of escaping
    Example: "Hard work was his escape from worry"
  • noun:   an avoidance of danger or difficulty
    Example: "That was a narrow escape"
  • noun:   an inclination to retreat from unpleasant realities through diversion or fantasy
    Example: "Romantic novels were her escape from the stress of daily life"
  • noun:   the unwanted discharge of a fluid from some container
    Example: "They tried to stop the escape of gas from the damaged pipe"
  • noun:   a plant originally cultivated but now growing wild
  • noun:   nonperformance of something distasteful (as by deceit or trickery) that you are supposed to do
    Example: "That escape from the consequences is possible but unattractive"
  • noun:   a valve in a container in which pressure can build up (as a steam boiler); it opens automatically when the pressure reaches a dangerous level
  • verb:   run away from confinement
    Example: "The convicted murderer escaped from a high security prison"
  • verb:   remove oneself from a familiar environment, usually for pleasure or diversion
    Example: "We escaped to our summer house for a few days"
  • verb:   issue or leak, as from a small opening
    Example: "Gas escaped into the bedroom"
  • verb:   flee; take to one's heels; cut and run
    Example: "The burglars escaped before the police showed up"
  • verb:   be incomprehensible to; escape understanding by
  • verb:   fail to experience
  • verb:   escape potentially unpleasant consequences; get away with a forbidden action

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