Meaning of ESCAPE in English

ESCAPE

I. verb

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a cry escapes sb/sb’s lips

A cry escaped her lips as he tightened his grip on her wrist.

an escape route (= a way of leaving a building or place in an emergency such as a fire )

Check that your escape route is clear.

an escaped prisoner

Soldiers arrived, looking for escaped prisoners.

escape death (= avoid being killed )

He fell while climbing in the mountains, and only narrowly escaped death.

escape from (a) prison

Blake escaped from a Missouri prison last year.

escape from jail

The killer has escaped from jail.

escape from reality

The programmes help viewers escape from reality.

escape hatch (= a hole in an aircraft etc through which you can escape )

escape justice

Acts of terrorism must not escape justice .

escape sb’s notice (= not be noticed by someone )

It had not escaped his notice that Phil seemed interested in Jean.

escape the consequences (= avoid them )

I knew I’d made a mistake and that I couldn’t escape the consequences.

escape unharmed

The girl managed to escape unharmed .

escape velocity

escape/avoid detection

By flying low, the plane avoided detection by enemy radar.

escape/avoid injury

Two workmen narrowly escaped injury when a wall collapsed.

escape/avoid liability

The defendant escaped liability by proving that he had taken all possible measures to avoid the accident.

escape/avoid prosecution

He was lucky to escape prosecution.

escape/avoid punishment

The thieves managed to escape punishment.

escaped unhurt

The driver escaped unhurt from the accident.

escape/emerge unscathed

He escaped unscathed from the accident.

The government was relatively unscathed by the scandal.

fire escape

flee/escape across the border

Over 100,000 civilians fled across the border.

flee/escape into exile

Hundreds of people fled into exile or were jailed.

had a narrow escape

A woman had a narrow escape yesterday when her car left the road.

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADVERB

narrowly

For a moment Trent and Mariana were held immobile, stunned by the incredible power from which they had so narrowly escaped .

During the war he narrowly escaped death dozens of times.

In 1949 he narrowly escaped the first of three attempts on his life.

Looking to her heart, she sees the chasm left by a death she narrowly escaped .

Harassed by the nomad Scythians, whom he could not catch, he narrowly escaped the fate of Cyrus.

Knowingly or not, others have narrowly escaped Pottker.

He addressed a crowd of his civilian supporters at Baabda on Oct. 12, when he only narrowly escaped an assassination attempt.

In both cases, the journalists narrowly escaped injury but the houses from which they had been transmitting were devastated.

■ NOUN

attempt

A last desperate attempt to escape into the murky waters.

Despite his bulk, he jumped several fences in a last-ditch attempt to escape .

None of the men made any attempt to escape when they struggled, subdued and shaken, on to the bank.

Victor had apparently made no attempt to escape .

The theory of the global system based on transnational practices is an attempt to escape from the limitations of state-centrism.

Mould talked about some of his previous attempts to escape .

I pull my battledress jacket over my head in a forlorn attempt to escape from the tiny tormentors; sleep is impossible.

These are the remains of unfortunate wretches driven to kill themselves in a futile attempt to escape the torments of the Castle.

attention

Phillips was first to go after an off-the-ball incident that escaped the attention of most people in the ground.

Of these, the best known is the Everglade kite, which escaped attention even longer than the crocodile.

A single vote, wasted votes and used votes Nothing escapes attention so easily as the obvious.

But the counterproductive nature of this policy gesture can not escape attention .

Developments in primary care Primary care did not escape the attention of the Thatcher government either.

By waiting until the last minute, donors can sometimes escape attention in the hectic time before an election.

The Government's actions regarding observance of the law do not escape attention by ordinary people.

Life has slowed down so drastically for him that Blue is now able to see things that have previously escaped his attention .

chance

His hopes of a chance to escape soared.

If he had some sinister purpose, then why would he offer me a chance to escape ?

Reason and conscience both told me that if I were ever to have any chance of escaping successfully this was that chance.

I just couldn't keep away from her when I got the chance to escape from Rocamar the other day.

The chance to escape from the daily drudgery in the pits must have been more than attractive.

Now might be her best chance to escape while Peter was still away.

Sikes and Nancy gave him no chance to escape and Oliver had no breath to call out for help.

Anyway, more importantly, this was my last chance to escape .

injury

Both occupants escaped serious injury but aircraft is a write-off.

Both riders walked away and escaped serious injury .

Taylor was left badly bruised down his right side-from leg to shoulder-but escaped without permanent injuries .

Some workers, their faces blackened by the acrid smoke, fled in panic, escaping injury .

Goreng had escaped injury entirely, being just outside the radius of harm.

Despite the violence, the prisoner escaped injury and was sent to the state penitentiary.

It shattered the window but the glass held and he escaped injury .

In both cases, the journalists narrowly escaped injury but the houses from which they had been transmitting were devastated.

life

Lucky you were to escape with your lives , let alone your horse.

I imagined that these characters were popular because they reflected the frustration of those who couldn't escape their lives either.

It was impossible to escape an impression of lives deeply disturbed and unhappy.

The injured woman was lucky to escape with her life .

The Great Idea had become a major disaster, she had been lucky to escape with her life .

I've been escaping all my life .

notice

The fact that closing date for entries was 28 January seems to have escaped its notice .

This discourtesy did not escape the notice of the press.

If this has escaped your notice then read on!

It may have escaped your notice , but the biggest of seasonal shifts happened last night.

Anything positioned beneath the tilt of her chin seemed to escape her notice .

The farm was so cut off from the world, even big stories like that one escaped our notice .

It hasn't escaped my notice that you've gone from five-star hotels to virtual slums.

Has it escaped their notice that last Thursday was the first really warm and sunny day of the year?

prison

John's face seemed to come alive and his spirit escaped the prison of the photograph releasing brief images of happy times.

By learning and practicing the basics, Dan had escaped the prison of his handicap for ever.

Colin Wood escaped from prison in 1994 and spent three years on the run before he was tracked down in Alabama.

Calderon had escaped from state prison .

He escaped a prison sentence after magistrates heard he was seeking help for his drink problem.

Light leaped out through the door, escaped from prison at 186, 000 miles per second.

Each of them had attempted to escape from another prison at least once.

prisoner

A prisoner had escaped from Auschwitz and ten prisoners were required to die in the starvation bunker - block 13.

He was the only prisoner ever to successfully escape .

The prisoners who escaped invariably turned up at their homes, where they were given accommodation, food and clothing.

Despite the violence, the prisoner escaped injury and was sent to the state penitentiary.

It did not belong to the prisoners who had escaped that day.

way

He found the panel that would open the way to escape .

Now Jack sees a way to escape from it all by faking his death in a house fire.

The only way to escape this tyranny is to abandon the house.

He later claimed that he simply refused to mount it and in that way escaped death.

There was no way to escape .

People have found ways to escape ill-fitting jobs, start training programs, or enter graduate school.

There is no altogether painless way of escaping from a pay-as-you-go scheme, particularly if you want people to make substitute provision.

■ VERB

allow

This meant that substantial building-up would be needed, to allow the water to escape .

He was seeking a skill to allow him to escape an impoverished background.

If there is heavy rain, the spillways must be enlarged to allow the floodwater to escape before the dam bursts.

Or, perhaps, nothing allowed him to escape .

As well as dilating, the capillaries become more permeable and allow fluid to escape into the tissues, which produces swelling.

He's allowed her to escape .

Avoid moisture based products which swell the hair and allow the pigment to escape .

Such leaks were important because they could allow radiation to escape .

help

Instead she takes part in his piracy and gains meaning for life, before she helps him escape .

April fled in the night to her sweetheart, Roland, begging him to help her escape the now enraged witch.

Luckily Joseph was able to grease a few palms, thus helping his brother to escape .

A promising young lawyer assigned to defend a murder suspect finds her client so appealing, she helps him escape .

I wanted people, a friend, somebody to talk to ... somebody who could help me escape from my island.

She was pleased to see that the 460 uses unleaded fuel, helping her bid to escape the city smoke.

Oxfam is trying to help these families escape from their hand to mouth existence.

manage

The girl managed to run off but the man repeated the attack and again she managed to escape .

Prison officials are investigating how he managed to escape from the maximum-security facility.

Crazy Horse and most of his band managed to escape .

Ivor Stokle and Pauline Leyshon managed to escape from the car, but suffered horrific burns.

An investigation into how he managed to escape so easily is now under way.

He refused and although the base was destroyed, Al-Makesh and Bernard managed to escape .

I manage to escape without answering.

seek

Nevertheless, it has become established as the only real alternative for organisations seeking to avoid or escape proprietary, single-vendor systems.

Instead, fear of death pursued him as he sought to escape the threats from Jezebel.

For forty years villagers have streamed into its fetid blocks, seeking to escape rural poverty.

However the individual parts are mutually repellent and while attached to the dirt also seek to escape their neighbours.

try

However, the fun-lover is motivated by a fear of pain, which he or she tries to escape .

The child is trying to escape and avoid the very exercises you are doing to reverse the underlying difficulty!

In my sixth year I did make myself a smaller canoe, but I did not try to escape in it.

White told how he had repeatedly tried to escape , been twice captured, twice imprisoned, finally condemned to death.

He pushed his chair back from the table as if trying to escape .

Or gas before he backed himself into a corner and tried to escape by means of the faro table.

I tried to escape , so did my uncle.

Then they set the church on fire and gunned down those who tried to escape .

want

This, though, does arouse pity for Blanche as she does want to escape , by marrying Mitch.

In short, they want to escape into and actually experience the period.

She wants to escape from home, and the least we can do is to let her stay here for a while.

Depression wakes us up early and interferes with sleep, but sadness makes us want to escape into sleep.

If you want to escape you will know where to run to.

Students prone to violence are what everyone, rich and poor, wants to escape .

She just wanted to escape back to her cottage, her solitary existence.

People will become desperate and they will want to escape .

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

escape your attention

He said that very little escapes his attention .

Life has slowed down so drastically for him that Blue is now able to see things that have previously escaped his attention .

Nor should the similarities in the broader dimensions of the problem of youth employment escape our attention .

Richie had the feeling that something had escaped his attention .

There he might hope to hide in the depths, to escape our attentions .

Virtually no country escaped its attentions .

make good your escape

Angel One and his followers had made good their escape.

At all events the pursuit came to a sudden halt and Henry was able to make good his escape in peace.

By the time they had sorted out the confusion and given chase, the woman had made good her escape.

He opened the door and prepared to make good his escape.

Instead, she made good her escape, bolting the galley door so that he could not follow her.

Only the timely arrival of a window-cleaner enabled Branson to make good his escape.

Salim makes good his escape on the steamer - bound, we take it, for his bride.

The next morning it was found that General Sedgwick had made good his escape and removed his bridges....

narrow escape

But he has also seen the loss of life and the narrow escapes.

He is a veteran of numerous firefights and narrow escapes who has shown notable serenity throughout the siege.

He was probably even now thanking his lucky stars for a narrow escape.

His narrow escape at Petit-Clamart finally convinced the General that it was time to take action to meet both dangers at once.

It had been a narrow escape and I was impressed.

The driver launches forward for a narrow escape.

The hours of liberty are long, full of wonder and narrow escapes, precautions, hidden devices and daring.

They have no time for self-congratulation on their narrow escape.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

A cloud of poisonous gas escaped from the chemical plant.

Although I know that the novel was published in the nineteenth century, the actual date escapes me.

Criminals generally know their neighborhood well, so it's not difficult for them to escape into the back streets.

Four prisoners escaped through a hole in the fence.

Grant had escaped through a bathroom window while in police custody.

Guards have been ordered to shoot anyone trying to escape .

Hare escaped death by testifying against his partner, who was later hanged.

He escaped from prison in June, but was rearrested by police a month later.

He ducked down an alley to escape from the mob that was chasing him.

He was one of nine men who escaped from prison in July.

I could see no way of escaping the boredom of the small-town social scene.

I know I've heard this song before but its name escapes me.

It looks as if they've escaped. They're probably over the border by now.

Josie managed to escape from her attacker and call the police.

Many young offenders escape punishment completely.

Only four people managed to escape before the roof collapsed.

People are willing to pay $10 for a movie ticket to escape their problems.

Police surrounded the building, but somehow the gunman managed to escape .

So far the terrorists have managed to escape the police.

Some people were able to escape over the border into Tanzania.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

And suddenly she couldn't escape quickly enough.

But it means retailers' profit margins escape the tax net.

Gerhard Berger escaped unhurt from a high-speed collision with Ferrari team-mate Jean Alesi.

He has escaped lightly from other brushes with the law, and from politically incorrect condemnations of homosexuality, feminism and contraception.

Knowingly or not, others have narrowly escaped Pottker.

Lots of computer-generated technical dazzle in this fantasy about jungle animals escaping a supernatural board game and terrorizing a New Hampshire town.

There was no possible way to escape .

Weldon Flaharty, said in a recent interview that he inexplicably escaped administrative punishment, which could have shortened his career.

II. noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

great

The journey represents the great escape from destruction; it is begun in time and ended beyond it.

Such a fellow is Colin Fletcher, long-distance trekker, amateur naturalist and past master of great escapes .

Boro manager Lennie Lawrence has a reputation for engineering great escapes and on this form he may achieve yet another.

Meanwhile Hereford's great escape from the relegation zone is going to plan - four games now without defeat.

Clutching the sheet, letting a great hollow groan escape me, I staggered back across the room.

With air-driven models, especially those that reach the tank bottom, the contact time is greater and little escapes .

Given the evidence against them, it must rank as one of the great escapes .

lucky

Rangers, having just survived a lucky escape , launched their first attack.

They agreed they were quite lucky to escape the fire and set off for a foreign country.

My passenger had had a lucky escape that night; he had used his wits well and survived another fight.

She could never get over her lucky escapes .

One girl had a lucky escape when a fence post narrowly missed her head.

They had a really lucky escape .

He should not allow himself to wallow in it, however: hindsight may well suggest he has had a lucky escape .

A neighbour had a lucky escape , for she had left the couple's house just minutes before.

miraculous

Nottingham also dreamt of achieving a miraculous escape from relegation.

My family had been lucky, we had had a charmed life, we had made miraculous escapes .

They might have had a miraculous escape .

In this extremity he sought no miraculous escape , no sudden revelation of a known lake.

The police have described it as a miraculous escape .

It was here that the aircraft was involved with a miraculous escape after an in-flight fire raged through the aircraft.

narrow

They have no time for self-congratulation on their narrow escape .

He is a veteran of numerous firefights and narrow escapes who has shown notable serenity throughout the siege.

His narrow escape at Petit-Clamart finally convinced the General that it was time to take action to meet both dangers at once.

But he has also seen the loss of life and the narrow escapes .

He was probably even now thanking his lucky stars for a narrow escape .

The driver launches forward for a narrow escape .

The hours of liberty are long, full of wonder and narrow escapes , precautions, hidden devices and daring.

It had been a narrow escape and I was impressed.

possible

For many people the only possible escape from their permanent state of poverty and malnourishment is to emigrate.

And in the instant of time available to him, he thought of the only place of possible escape from this nightmare.

So it is possible that avian death-feigning is tuned in to this one crucial moment of possible escape .

Together with the Vatican, United States operatives made possible the escape from justice of some of the worst mass-killers.

■ NOUN

attempt

He's made 2 escape attempts and had a reputation for persistent violence.

The home as an escape attempt Saunders, however, challenges this argument.

Oxford United continue their escape attempt .

Moral careers, escape attempts and front and back regions.

clause

He would act alone, but he would take care to provide himself with an escape clause .

Fourth, the escape clauses it provides are likely to be far from fully effective.

Here was the escape clause the board was looking for.

The film strives for a surface kind of cynicism, only to invoke the Love Conquers All escape clause in the end.

The metal employers' federation says half its members may resort to the escape clause .

hatch

Taking hold of a strong branch, he finally cleared the escape hatch with his legs and dropped to the ground.

Unlike the cecropia and promethea moths, however, these two do not have built-in escape hatches for the emerging adults.

Some experts suggested that the escape hatch might have been damaged.

There was also an escape hatch in the inner hard cocoon.

Although normally kept shut, there is an escape hatch for the after cabin in each of the cockpit seats.

The two sides were now on a collision course: Khrushchev could not allow West Berlin to remain as an escape hatch .

Another escape hatch that Olson slams shut upon us is the device of distinguishing between Pound-the-man and Pound-the-poet.

Even more important, birth control has a crucial escape hatch .

plan

Reports of escape plans were denigrated by MI5.

They leave, the two cars follow the same escape plan they used at Danvers.

We kept in close contact and re-tested our escape plans .

prison

That is presumably the product of what we now know about the Brixton prison escape .

route

Mr Letts tried to block their escape route and was mown down.

The governor posted his troops all along the escape routes .

The last side street which could have provided any escape route for the marchers was by now several hundred yards behind them.

After fleeing Illinois for Utah, the Mormons had always been obsessed with finding escape routes to the sea.

But unless escape routes have been allowed, that response will be thwarted.

I glanced back over my shoulder, at the same time looking for an escape route .

Appreciation that he had provided her with the escape route she had so badly sought?

We had planned our escape routes beforehand.

velocity

As the star shrank, the gravitational field at the surface would become stronger and the escape velocity would increase.

Some of the gases from the explosion and fireball may reach escape velocity .

This critical speed is called the escape velocity .

A significant fraction of their water content can emerge from the explosion at a speed below the escape velocity of Mercury.

As the radius of the star is reduced the escape velocity increases until eventually it reaches the velocity of light.

In fact, it is traveling well above escape velocity .

Jupiter is a very massive planet, and its escape velocity is correspondingly high.

Even modest-sized impactors can blast atmospheric gases off of Mars at speeds above escape velocity .

■ VERB

block

He realized his mistake too late and when he turned back to the entrance Sabrina was already there, blocking his escape .

Harsh fortresses of prickly pears and shard grass and dead branches block off all escape .

Mr Letts tried to block their escape route and was mown down.

They are now both in front of her on the road, blocking any escape .

Swarms of wolf riders are often deployed ahead of the army's line of march to scout and block any route of escape .

Behind them a huge force of Orcs moved to block their escape .

make

Humanity is already making plans for its escape .

But Solomon sat tight in his rain barrel, and after the cossacks had left empty-handed, he made his escape .

I did make my escape from Roundhay - by a route taken by many of my contemporaries: higher education.

As they made their escape one produced a handgun and warned the student not to follow them.

I decided to make my escape as soon as I could.

Salim makes good his escape on the steamer - bound, we take it, for his bride.

offer

The process approach offers a convenient escape from difficult value questions.

The words seemed to offer hope of escape from the agony on which he was skewered.

Elsie offered him an escape and, more importantly, it was a legitimate escape.

It offers an escape from the double bind of commentary pithily summarised by Foucault, in the passage I quoted just now.

prevent

Once formed, the joints were internally sealed with pitch to prevent the escape of any obnoxious gases or liquids.

Horror stories include kids chained to looms to prevent escape .

Hold them tightly all the way home to prevent escape .

This prevents any escape across the open ground and many of the rabbits will become entangled in the net.

Each prisoner had a nylon noose around his neck to prevent escape .

Greenhouse gases trap heat and prevent its escape from the atmosphere into space.

It was decided to stop the car around junction 16 to minimise the danger to the public and prevent any escapes .

Nevertheless, he added, it had failed to take the necessary steps to prevent an escape of rainbow trout.

seek

Even when she was too tired to read she sought escape in romance-cubes she spent all her wages on at the Madreidetic shop.

The small fish broke into smaller shoals, desperately seeking escape .

Another week and the boats and banks of the Wannsee would be crowded with Berliners seeking a few hours of escape .

In this extremity he sought no miraculous escape , no sudden revelation of a known lake.

She threw Carla from her and looked around her wild-eyed, like an animal seeking an escape route.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

block sb's way/path/exit/escape etc

escape your attention

He said that very little escapes his attention .

Life has slowed down so drastically for him that Blue is now able to see things that have previously escaped his attention .

Nor should the similarities in the broader dimensions of the problem of youth employment escape our attention .

Richie had the feeling that something had escaped his attention .

There he might hope to hide in the depths, to escape our attentions .

Virtually no country escaped its attentions .

make good your escape

Angel One and his followers had made good their escape.

At all events the pursuit came to a sudden halt and Henry was able to make good his escape in peace.

By the time they had sorted out the confusion and given chase, the woman had made good her escape.

He opened the door and prepared to make good his escape.

Instead, she made good her escape, bolting the galley door so that he could not follow her.

Only the timely arrival of a window-cleaner enabled Branson to make good his escape.

Salim makes good his escape on the steamer - bound, we take it, for his bride.

The next morning it was found that General Sedgwick had made good his escape and removed his bridges....

narrow escape

But he has also seen the loss of life and the narrow escapes.

He is a veteran of numerous firefights and narrow escapes who has shown notable serenity throughout the siege.

He was probably even now thanking his lucky stars for a narrow escape.

His narrow escape at Petit-Clamart finally convinced the General that it was time to take action to meet both dangers at once.

It had been a narrow escape and I was impressed.

The driver launches forward for a narrow escape.

The hours of liberty are long, full of wonder and narrow escapes, precautions, hidden devices and daring.

They have no time for self-congratulation on their narrow escape.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

"Tunnel to Tanto Grande" the story of a daring escape staged by political prisoners in Peru.

Books are a good form of escape .

It was a narrow escape - a couple of minutes later the whole place went up in flames.

Methane blocks the escape of heat from the atmosphere.

The fireman said they'd had a very lucky escape .

The gang had planned their escape thoroughly.

There is no escape from the difficulties of growing up.

They had planned their escape very carefully.

Until his escape from the camps, he was beaten nearly everyday by his captors.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

McClellan considered Malvern Hill not so much a victory as another escape from disaster.

Most of the money was spent within a month of the escape .

Salim makes good his escape on the steamer - bound, we take it, for his bride.

Some parts of the Bill are relevant to an attempted escape .

There is no escape from the physical nor is there any escape from the mind.

This gives the bird only about 10 seconds to make its escape from a wide bodied Boeing 747.

Visitors who come with only escape on their minds usually leave with a Chan Chich bird list.

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