excape vs escape :

Definitions

  • n  the act of escaping physically
    he made his escape from the mental hospital
    the canary escaped from its cage
  • n  an inclination to retreat from unpleasant realities through diversion or fantasy
    romantic novels were her escape from the stress of daily life
  • n  nonperformance of something distasteful (as by deceit or trickery) that you are supposed to do
    that escape from the consequences is possible but unattractive
  • n  an avoidance of danger or difficulty
    that was a narrow escape
  • n  a means or way of escaping
    hard work was his escape from worry
    they installed a second hatch as an escape
    their escape route
  • n  a plant originally cultivated but now growing wild
  • n  the discharge of a fluid from some container
    they tried to stop the escape of gas from the damaged pipe
  • 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
  • v  run away from confinement
    The convicted murderer escaped from a high security prison
  • v  fail to experience
  • v  escape potentially unpleasant consequences; get away with a forbidden action
  • v  be incomprehensible to; escape understanding by
  • v  remove oneself from a familiar environment, usually for pleasure or diversion
    We escaped to our summer house for a few days
  • v  flee; take to one's heels; cut and run
    The burglars escaped before the police showed up
  • v  issue or leak, as from a small opening
    Gas escaped into the bedroom
News & Articles

  • Oglebay Great Escape
    You could win an overnight Great Escape for your family this summer to Oglebay Resort! It’s really easy to do...
    June 14, 2013 - FOX 8 Cleveland
  • '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.
    June 13, 2013 - LiveScience.com via Yahoo! News
  • 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 ...
    June 13, 2013 - The Hook