escape escape  /ɪ ˈskeɪp/


  1. (n) the act of escaping physically
  2. (n) an inclination to retreat from unpleasant realities through diversion or fantasy
  3. (n) nonperformance of something distasteful (as by deceit or trickery) that you are supposed to do
  4. (n) an avoidance of danger or difficulty
  5. (n) a means or way of escaping
  6. (n) a plant originally cultivated but now growing wild
  7. (n) the discharge of a fluid from some container
  8. (n) 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
  9. (v) run away from confinement
  10. (v) fail to experience
  11. (v) escape potentially unpleasant consequences; get away with a forbidden action
  12. (v) be incomprehensible to; escape understanding by
  13. (v) remove oneself from a familiar environment, usually for pleasure or diversion
  14. (v) flee; take to one's heels; cut and run
  15. (v) issue or leak, as from a small opening


  1. The last escape from the forensic unit occurred in 1992, he said.
  2. One great escape from Delhi is to hop aboard the Royal Orient Express and ride the rails through the state of Rajasthan.
  3. When steam builds to a certain point in a pressure cooker an escape valve comes into play; without it you get an explosion.


  1. Oglebay Great Escape

    You could win an overnight Great Escape for your family this summer to Oglebay Resort! It’s really easy to do...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: FOX 8 Cleveland

  2. 'Escape Tunnel' Found at Nazi Death Camp

    Traces of an escape tunnel have been uncovered at the site of an infamous Nazi death camp in Poland, according to news reports.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: via Yahoo! News

  3. Escape-ism: Is little car big enough to tow?

     Dear Tom and Ray: We do a lot of city driving, but in the summer months we tow a couple of Jet Skis around behind our older Nissan Murano, and it has seemed to do the job just fine. The total weight of the Jet Skis and trailer is about 2,100 pounds. We are considering replacing the Murano with a 2013 Ford Escape with the 2.0-liter, EcoBoost engine. The 2013 Escape claims a towing capacity of 3 ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The Hook


  1. Police Chief Joseph Zikuski said the gunman parked his car against the back door, "making sure nobody could escape," then stormed through the front, shooting two receptionists, apparently without a word.
    on Apr 3, 2009 By: Chief Joseph Source: FOXNews

  2. Mr Laws said: "I do not see how I can carry out my crucial work on the Budget and spending review while I have to deal with the private and public implications of recent revelations. I cannot escape the conclusion that what I did was somehow wrong."
    on May 29, 2010 By: David Laws Source: Independent

  3. Kravitz said references to him as an adulterer were "extremely hurtful," adding that Cynthia came to stay at his home "to escape from everything happening in New York City."
    on Jul 3, 2008 By: Lenny Kravitz Source: New York Daily News

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