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  • 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

  • Did you try to escape? I had watched my sister make an attempt to try to get out of an arranged marriage.
  • The last escape from the forensic unit occurred in 1992, he said.
  • Michel's latest escape, his fourth since 1973, was at least as spectacular as his 1979 caper, in which he made a getaway after holding up an entire courtroom with a fake gun that .
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
  • METRO DIGEST || Women escape fire
    Women escape fire YOUNGSTOWN A woman was treated for an anxiety attack after a fire at her 69 E.
    June 13, 2013 - The Youngstown Vindicator
  • Judge takes blame for escape
    Clovis Municipal Court Judge Jan Garrett said prisoner protocol was not followed in the escape of Ruben Hernandez from her courtroom Tuesday morning. She said the blame lies with her.Hernandez, 40, an...
    June 13, 2013 - Clovis News Journal

  • Chief Joseph in FOXNews
    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.
  • David Laws in Independent
    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."
  • Lenny Kravitz in New York Daily News
    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."

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