Meaning of ESCAPE in English

ESCAPE

I.

noun

1 getting away from a place

ADJECTIVE

▪ attempted

▪ successful

▪ great

one of the greatest ~s of all time

▪ daring

the daring ~ of a Resistance fighter from prison

▪ hasty , quick

I made a hasty ~.

VERB + ESCAPE

▪ make , make good

He made his ~ through the window.

I found an open door and made good my ~.

▪ plan

▪ attempt

a group of slaves that attempted an ~

▪ block , prevent

He stepped in front of me, blocking my ~.

▪ allow

The ground became swamped, allowing no ~.

ESCAPE + NOUN

▪ attempt , bid ( esp. BrE )

▪ route

▪ vehicle

▪ hatch , ladder , tunnel

▪ plan

Together they formulated an ~ plan.

PREPOSITION

▪ ~ from

his ~ from the prison camp

PHRASES

▪ a means of ~ , a way of ~

She looked around for a means of ~.

▪ a possibility of ~

There was clearly no possibility of ~.

2 avoiding sth unpleasant or boring

ADJECTIVE

▪ close , narrow , near

▪ lucky , miraculous , remarkable

A driver had a lucky ~ after a brick was dropped on his car from a bridge.

▪ temporary

young people's need for temporary ~ from the demanding journey into adulthood

▪ perfect , ultimate , welcome

For many, the ultimate ~ is a tranquil beach filled with white sand.

VERB + ESCAPE

▪ have

▪ plan , plot

Celine has been plotting her ~ for months.

▪ need , seek

city dwellers seeking ~ from stress

▪ find

Craig finds ~ in dreams.

▪ offer , provide

This play offered an ~ from the everyday.

PREPOSITION

▪ ~ from

He had a narrow ~ from gunfire.

II.

verb

ADVERB

▪ barely , just , narrowly

They narrowly ~d being killed in the fire.

The survivors barely ~ in whatever ships they can find.

▪ not completely , not entirely , not fully

The head of department cannot entirely ~ responsibility for this situation.

▪ somehow

Apparently, they had ~d somehow and gotten home.

▪ largely

The city largely ~d bombing in the campaign.

▪ eventually , finally

She eventually ~d to the US.

▪ never

Tony may never ~ his emotional struggle.

▪ easily

They're so small they can easily ~ notice.

▪ safely , successfully

pilots who successfully ~d while their aircraft was being shot down

VERB + ESCAPE

▪ cannot

▪ be impossible to

▪ be easy to

It was easy to ~ in the confusion of the besieged city.

▪ attempt to , seek to , try to

▪ struggle to

He got hurt while struggling to ~.

▪ hope to , want to , wish to

a lonely man who wants to ~ his lifestyle

▪ need to

I need to ~. I want to go away from here.

▪ manage to

▪ let sb

It was stupid of Lee to let them ~.

▪ help sb (to)

PREPOSITION

▪ from

to ~ from prison

▪ into

They ~d into the forest.

▪ to

The family ~d to the West.

▪ with

Thieves ~d with property worth over $5 000.

▪ without

The driver ~d without injury.

PHRASES

▪ ~ alive

Only two of the men ~d alive.

▪ ~ sb's clutches

He had managed to ~ the clutches of the police yet again.

▪ ~ from it all

We would always go there to ~ from it all.

▪ ~ (sb's) notice

errors that had ~d my notice

▪ ~ unharmed , ~ unhurt , ~ uninjured , ~ unscathed

▪ ~ with your life

She was very lucky to ~ with her life.

Escape is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑ cry , ↑ fumes , ↑ gasp , ↑ inmate , ↑ laugh , ↑ sigh , ↑ sob , ↑ steam , ↑ tear , ↑ whimper , ↑ word , ↑ yawn

Escape is used with these nouns as the object: ↑ annihilation , ↑ arrest , ↑ attention , ↑ bankruptcy , ↑ blame , ↑ captivity , ↑ capture , ↑ censure , ↑ clutch , ↑ confinement , ↑ confines , ↑ conviction , ↑ criticism , ↑ danger , ↑ death , ↑ destiny , ↑ destruction , ↑ detection , ↑ embrace , ↑ execution , ↑ extradition , ↑ fate , ↑ fighting , ↑ grasp , ↑ hell , ↑ influence , ↑ injury , ↑ jail , ↑ jaw , ↑ justice , ↑ massacre , ↑ mind , ↑ nightmare , ↑ notice , ↑ oppression , ↑ penalty , ↑ poverty , ↑ predicament , ↑ pressure , ↑ prison , ↑ prosecution , ↑ punishment , ↑ recession , ↑ repression , ↑ responsibility , ↑ rigour , ↑ scrutiny , ↑ slavery , ↑ tax , ↑ throat , ↑ torment , ↑ trap , ↑ tyranny , ↑ worst , ↑ wrath , ↑ wreck

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