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    escape - Dictionary definition and meaning for word escape

    Definition
    (noun) the act of escaping physically
    Synonyms : flight
    Example Sentence
    • he made his escape from the mental hospital
    • the canary escaped from its cage
    • his flight was an indication of his guilt
    Definition
    (noun) an inclination to retreat from unpleasant realities through diversion or fantasy
    Synonyms : escapism
    Example Sentence
    • romantic novels were her escape from the stress of daily life
    • his alcohol problem was a form of escapism
    Definition
    (noun) nonperformance of something distasteful (as by deceit or trickery) that you are supposed to do
    Synonyms : dodging , evasion
    Example Sentence
    • his evasion of his clear duty was reprehensible
    • that escape from the consequences is possible but unattractive
    Definition
    (noun) an avoidance of danger or difficulty
    Example Sentence
    • that was a narrow escape
    Definition
    (noun) a means or way of escaping
    Example Sentence
    • hard work was his escape from worry
    • they installed a second hatch as an escape
    • their escape route
    Definition
    (noun) a plant originally cultivated but now growing wild Definition
    (noun) the discharge of a fluid from some container
    Synonyms : leak , leakage , outflow
    Example Sentence
    • they tried to stop the escape of gas from the damaged pipe
    • he had to clean up the leak
    Definition
    (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 Definition
    (verb) run away from confinement
    Synonyms : break loose , get away
    Example Sentence
    • The convicted murderer escaped from a high security prison
    Definition
    (verb) fail to experience
    Synonyms : miss
    Example Sentence
    • Fortunately, I missed the hurricane
    Definition
    (verb) escape potentially unpleasant consequences; get away with a forbidden action
    Synonyms : get away , get by , get off , get out
    Example Sentence
    • She gets away with murder!
    • I couldn't get out from under these responsibilities
    Definition
    (verb) be incomprehensible to; escape understanding by
    Synonyms : elude
    Example Sentence
    • What you are seeing in him eludes me
    Definition
    (verb) remove oneself from a familiar environment, usually for pleasure or diversion
    Synonyms : get away
    Example Sentence
    • We escaped to our summer house for a few days
    • The president of the company never manages to get away during the summer
    Definition
    (verb) flee; take to one's heels; cut and run
    Example Sentence
    • If you see this man, run!
    • The burglars escaped before the police showed up
    Definition
    (verb) issue or leak, as from a small opening
    Example Sentence
    • Gas escaped into the bedroom
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