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Synonyms for Escape

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Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms1.8 / 5 votes

  1. escape

    elude, decamp, abscond, fly, flee, evade, avoid

    incur, confront, encounter, meet, suffer

Princeton's WordNet1.3 / 6 votes

  1. escape, flightnoun

    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"

    relief valve, leakage, trajectory, evasion, dodging, escape, escape cock, flight of stairs, leak, safety valve, flight, escape valve, outflow, flying, flight of steps, escapism

  2. escape, escapismnoun

    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"

    relief valve, leakage, evasion, dodging, escape, escape cock, leak, safety valve, flight, escape valve, outflow, escapism

  3. evasion, escape, dodgingnoun

    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"

    leakage, evasion, equivocation, nonpayment, turning away, dodge, escapism, shunning, flight, safety valve, escape, escape cock, dodging, leak, relief valve, avoidance, escape valve, scheme, outflow

  4. escapenoun

    an avoidance of danger or difficulty

    "that was a narrow escape"

    relief valve, leakage, evasion, dodging, escape cock, leak, safety valve, flight, escape valve, outflow, escapism

  5. escapenoun

    a means or way of escaping

    "hard work was his escape from worry"; "they installed a second hatch as an escape"; "their escape route"

    relief valve, leakage, evasion, dodging, escape cock, leak, safety valve, flight, escape valve, outflow, escapism

  6. escapenoun

    a plant originally cultivated but now growing wild

    relief valve, leakage, evasion, dodging, escape cock, leak, safety valve, flight, escape valve, outflow, escapism

  7. escape, leak, leakage, outflownoun

    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"

    leakage, evasion, leak, escape cock, fountain, escapism, flight, safety valve, escape, spring, news leak, dodging, wetting, passing water, making water, effluence, relief valve, natural spring, efflux, escape valve, outpouring, outflow

  8. safety valve, relief valve, escape valve, escape cock, escapeverb

    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

    leakage, escape valve, leak, escape cock, escapism, dodging, escape, evasion, safety valve, flight, outflow, relief valve

  9. escape, get away, break looseverb

    run away from confinement

    "The convicted murderer escaped from a high security prison"

    miss, scat, burst forth, escape, break away, bunk, run away, get out, break loose, get off, take to the woods, scarper, fly the coop, turn tail, run, head for the hills, elude, hightail it, get by, explode, get away, lam

  10. miss, escapeverb

    fail to experience

    "Fortunately, I missed the hurricane"

    miss, get away, scat, break away, run away, leave out, bunk, get out, break loose, lose, get off, overlook, take to the woods, lack, overleap, scarper, fly the coop, drop, turn tail, run, omit, head for the hills, neglect, elude, hightail it, pretermit, get by, escape, lam

  11. get off, get away, get by, get out, escapeverb

    escape potentially unpleasant consequences; get away with a forbidden action

    "She gets away with murder!"; "I couldn't get out from under these responsibilities"

    scarper, trip out, go out, fly the coop, get off, scat, trip, run away, get around, mail, send, send off, lam, dismount, get down, break away, get by, head for the hills, grapple, bunk, take to the woods, deal, pull, hop out, get out, take out, break, manage, leave, break loose, turn on, make out, miss, bring out, pull out, draw, hightail it, elude, exit, run, contend, cope, make do, escape, light, unhorse, get away, turn tail

  12. elude, escapeverb

    be incomprehensible to; escape understanding by

    "What you are seeing in him eludes me"

    miss, fudge, run, duck, hedge, dodge, escape, break away, run away, hightail it, skirt, get out, break loose, bilk, get off, bunk, take to the woods, scat, scarper, fly the coop, turn tail, circumvent, head for the hills, elude, parry, get by, evade, put off, sidestep, get away, lam

  13. escape, get awayverb

    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"

    miss, scat, escape, break away, bunk, run away, get out, break loose, get off, take to the woods, scarper, fly the coop, turn tail, run, head for the hills, elude, hightail it, get by, get away, lam

  14. scat, run, scarper, turn tail, lam, run away, hightail it, bunk, head for the hills, take to the woods, escape, fly the coop, break awayverb

    flee; take to one's heels; cut and run

    "If you see this man, run!"; "The burglars escaped before the police showed up"

    course, operate, hunt, fly the coop, work, scat, get off, run away, move, turn tail, chip, range, break out, run, beat, guide, function, lead, lam, thresh, flow, melt down, track down, break away, head for the hills, extend, hunt down, endure, bunk, take to the woods, consort, execute, feed, break off, break, break loose, bleed, carry, scarper, go, unravel, lean, play, die hard, race, pass, get out, get by, secede, thrash, run for, black market, miss, persist, splinter, incline, draw, hightail it, elude, be given, prevail, campaign, get away, tend, chip off, escape, ladder, ply, come off, flail, melt

  15. escapeverb

    issue or leak, as from a small opening

    "Gas escaped into the bedroom"

    miss, scat, break away, bunk, run away, get out, break loose, get off, take to the woods, scarper, fly the coop, turn tail, run, head for the hills, elude, hightail it, get by, get away, lam

Editors Contribution5.0 / 1 vote

  1. get away, get out, released, unshackled, fleeverb

    she finally had a chance to escape her prison.

    Submitted by Soulwriter on July 11, 2021  
  2. escape and monitor

    Submitted by bobk on March 6, 2022  

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  1. Cruise Planners ' Fee:

    Norwegian Cruise Lines are launching the Norwegian Escape in 2015, which was named by consumers via a Facebook contest, so travelers are already invested in it, the Norwegian Escape will be the largest ship in the Norwegian Cruise Lines fleet and features The Haven, which is almost like a separate ship, with luxury suites, private dining and more.

  2. Tony Martinez:

    If the facility was such a great idea, why are they trying to get out? most of the people that escape, they escape from jails. They escape from prisons, because it’s not a fun place to be at. I can just imagine what might be going through that young man’s head, at 15 years old: ‘What am I doing here?’.

  3. H.L. Mencken:

    Man is never honestly the fatalist, nor even the stoic. He fights his fate, often desperately. He is forever entering bold exceptions to the rulings of the bench of gods. This fighting, no doubt, makes for human progress, for it favors the strong and the brave. It also makes for beauty, for lesser men try to escape from a hopeless and intolerable world by creating a more lovely one of their own.

  4. Emily Dickinson:

    Poetry is not a turning loose of emotion, but an escape from emotion; it is not the expression of personality but an escape from personality. But, of course, only those we have personality and emotion know what it means to want to escape from these things.

  5. John Garcia:

    [ I was trying to escape from ] the pain, the misery. The stress. The pressure. You name it. I was just trying to escape. That was my escape route. Not a healthy choice, but it was mainly to numb myself … The mere fact of seeing all the dead bodies, going to autopsies and doing the death notifications during the wee hours of the morning. Oscar-winning actor Actor Haing Ngor. who survived the savage horrors of the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia, was shot to death outside Actor Haing Ngor apartment. ( Oxygen).

Translations for Escape

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  • هرب, فرار, هروبArabic
  • отървавам се, избягвам, бя́гство, изплъзвам сеBulgarian
  • eludir, escapar, fuitaCatalan, Valencian
  • útěk, únik, uniknoutCzech
  • flugtDanish
  • entgehen, davonkommen, Flucht, ausweichen, fliehenGerman
  • διαλανθάνω, γλιτώνω, διαφεύγω, διακόπτω, απόδραση, ξεφεύγω, δραπετεύωGreek
  • eskapiEsperanto
  • evadir, escapar, escapada, escape, fuga, detener, liberarse, abortar, salvar, fugarse, liberación, cancelar, esconder, eludir, escapatorio, tronarSpanish
  • ihes eginBasque
  • paeta, välttyä, päästä, esc-merkki, unohtua, pako, esc-näppäin, karata, selvitä, välttääFinnish
  • éviter, évasion, échapper, échappatoireFrench
  • éalúIrish
  • dol-àsScottish Gaelic
  • escaparGalician
  • पलायनHindi
  • փախուստ, խուսափել, փախչելArmenian
  • melarikan diriIndonesian
  • scappare, evitare, fugaItalian
  • בריחהHebrew
  • エスケープキー, 脱出, エスケープ, 逃げる, 免れるJapanese
  • ತಪ್ಪಿಸಿಕೊಳ್ಳಲುKannada
  • revîn, filitîn, bazdanKurdish
  • subterfugio, fugio, refugio, evado, profugio, fuga, aufugio, effugio, defugioLatin
  • paheno, pahiko, kaireretanga, oraititanga, oraiti, pakiha, rere, oma, mawhiti, whatingaMāori
  • ontgaan, stoppen, ontsnappen, escapetoets, ontsnappen aan, afbreken, onderbrekenDutch
  • unnslippe, unnkomme, unngåNorwegian
  • escaparOccitan
  • ucieczkaPolish
  • escapada, escape, fugir, evitar, escapar, iludir, desviar, escapatória, escPortuguese
  • scappar, scapar, mütschir, scapper, mitscharRomansh
  • esc, scăpa, fugă, eluda, scăpareRomanian
  • эске́йп, отде́латься, [[соверши́ть]] [[побе́г]], ускольза́ть, избега́ть, бе́гство, спасе́ние, [[соверша́ть]] [[побе́г]], [[кла́виша]] [[эске́йп]], побе́г, ускользну́ть, спаса́ться, избежа́ть, спасти́сь, отде́лываться, побегRussian
  • vyhnúť sa, utiecťSlovak
  • pobegniti, ubežati, pobeg, zbežatiSlovene
  • shmangem, arratisemAlbanian
  • undfly, flykt, flySwedish
  • kwepaSwahili
  • தப்பிக்கTamil
  • తప్పించుకోTelugu
  • หนีThai
  • takas, pagtakasTagalog
  • kaçmakTurkish
  • ВтечаUkrainian
  • فرارUrdu
  • thoát khỏiVietnamese
  • אַנטלויפןYiddish
  • 逃脱Chinese

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