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