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Definitions of escape

  1. To flee and be secure from danger; to be passed without harm. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. To flee from; get out of the way of; to come safely out of; to avoid; to be unaffected by. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  3. To flee from: to pass unobserved: to evade. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  4. To evade; elude; shun by flight. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  5. To flee and get away from. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  6. To get clear from danger or evil of any form; to be passed without harm. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. To flee, and become secure from danger; - often followed by from or out of. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. To get free from that which confines or holds; - used of persons or things; as, to escape from prison, from arrest, or from slavery; gas escapes from the pipes; electricity escapes from its conductors. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. To get out of danger; to flow out; to slip away. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  10. To gain safety by flight; be left unharmed. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  11. run away from confinement; "The convicted murderer escaped from a high security prison" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. issue or leak, as from a small opening; "Gas escaped into the bedroom" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  13. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  14. fail to experience; "Fortunately, I missed the hurricane" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  15. To flee from and avoid; to be saved or exempt from; to shun; to obtain security from; as, to escape danger. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. To avoid the notice of; to pass unobserved by; to evade; as, the fact escaped our attention. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. To succeed in getting away from something; also, to elude notice. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  18. To free from and avoid without harm or unobserved; to avoid the danger of. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  19. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  20. a means or way of escaping; "hard work was his escape from worry"; "they installed a second hatch as an escape"; "their escape route" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  21. an avoidance of danger or difficulty; "that was a narrow escape" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  22. 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 Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  23. a plant originally cultivated but now growing wild Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  24. An apophyge. Webster Dictionary DB
  25. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  26. That which escapes attention or restraint; a mistake; an oversight; also, transgression. Webster Dictionary DB
  27. The unlawful permission, by a jailer or other custodian, of a prisoner's departure from custody. Webster Dictionary DB
  28. Leakage or outflow, as of steam or a liquid. Webster Dictionary DB
  29. Leakage or loss of currents from the conducting wires, caused by defective insulation. Webster Dictionary DB
  30. A plant which has escaped from cultivation. Webster Dictionary DB
  31. A getting away from danger; flight; deliverance. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  32. Act of escaping: flight from danger or from prison. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  33. Act of fleeing from; avoidance of harm. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  34. A successful flight; deliverance from some evil. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  35. Issue, as of a fluid; leakage. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  36. The act of fleeing from danger; a being passed without receiving injury; excuse; subterfuge; an evasion of legal restraint or the custody of the sheriff, without due course of law. Escape-warrant, a process addressed to all sheriffs, &c., to capture a runaway prisoner. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  37. A getting away from danger; flight; excuse; evasion; subterfuge. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  38. A plant originally cultivated, now found wild. A dictionary of scientific terms. By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D. Published 1920.

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Usage examples for escape

  1. It was your own escape of which you told me. – Clementina by A.E.W. Mason
  2. For Helen's sake as well as mine, help Mr. Lessingham to escape – The Zeppelin's Passenger by E. Phillips Oppenheim
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