Meaning of ESCAPE in English


n. 25B6; verb

he escaped from prison : RUN AWAY/OFF, get out, break out, break free, make a break for it, bolt, flee, take flight, make off, take off, abscond, take to one's heels, make one's getaway, make a run for it; disappear, vanish, slip away, sneak away; informal cut and run, skedaddle, scarper, vamoose, do a vanishing act, fly the coop, take French leave, leg it; Brit. informal do a bunk, do a runner; N. Amer. informal go on the lam.

he escaped his pursuers : GET AWAY FROM, escape from, elude, avoid, dodge, shake off; informal give someone the slip.

they escaped injury : AVOID, evade, dodge, elude, miss, cheat, sidestep, circumvent, steer clear of; shirk; informal duck.

lethal gas escaped : LEAK (OUT), seep (out), discharge, emanate, issue, flow (out), pour (out), gush (out), spurt (out), spew (out).

25B6; noun

his escape from prison : GETAWAY, breakout, bolt, flight; disappearance, vanishing act; Brit. informal flit; informal, dated spring.

a narrow escape from death : AVOIDANCE OF, evasion of, circumvention of.

a gas escape : LEAK, leakage, spill, seepage, discharge, emanation, outflow, outpouring; gush, stream, spurt.

an escape from boredom : DISTRACTION, diversion.

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