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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