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"
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"
evasion, escape, dodging(noun)
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"
an avoidance of danger or difficulty
"that was a narrow escape"
a means or way of escaping
"hard work was his escape from worry"; "they installed a second hatch as an escape"; "their escape route"
a plant originally cultivated but now growing wild
escape, leak, leakage, outflow(noun)
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, spring, news leak, dodging, wetting, passing water, making water, effluence, relief valve, natural spring, efflux, escape valve, outpouring, outflow
safety valve, relief valve, escape valve, escape cock, escape(verb)
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
escape, get away, break loose(verb)
run away from confinement
"The convicted murderer escaped from a high security prison"
miss, scat, burst forth, 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
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, lam
get off, get away, get by, get out, escape(verb)
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, light, unhorse, get away, turn tail
be incomprehensible to; escape understanding by
"What you are seeing in him eludes me"
miss, fudge, run, duck, hedge, dodge, 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
escape, get away(verb)
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"
scat, run, scarper, turn tail, lam, run away, hightail it, bunk, head for the hills, take to the woods, escape, fly the coop, break away(verb)
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, ladder, ply, come off, flail, melt
issue or leak, as from a small opening
"Gas escaped into the bedroom"
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Dictionary of English Synonymes
flee, fly, abscond, decamp, VAMOSE, ABSQUATULATE, SLOPE, make or effect one's escape, make off, steal away, hasten away, slink away, run away, break loose, break away, gain one's freedom, whip off, take one's self off, beat a retreat, take to one's heels, cut and run, take french leave, be among the missing
release (from threatened danger)
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How to use escape in a sentence?
Gluttony is an emotional escape, a sign something is eating us.
At great periods you have always felt, deep within you, the temptation to commit suicide. You gave yourself to it, breached your own defenses. You were a child. The idea of suicide was a protest against life; by dying, you would escape this longing for death.
This tendency to escape into safe havens out of Nigeria is becoming very remote. The likelihood of them surviving this assault and coming back is low.
What's most important was that the people of the world, including those in the United States, Japan and Koreans, have all been able to escape the threat of war, nuclear weapons and missiles.
It was a hellish frenzy, absolutely horrible. People were just jumping into the canals to escape the inferno.
Translations for escape
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- هرب, فرار, هروبArabic
- отървавам се, избягвам, бя́гство, изплъзвам сеBulgarian
- eludir, escapar, fuitaCatalan, Valencian
- útěk, únik, uniknoutCzech
- entgehen, davonkommen, Flucht, ausweichenGerman
- διαλανθάνω, γλιτώνω, διαφεύγω, διακόπτω, απόδραση, ξεφεύγω, δραπετεύωGreek
- 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
- dol-àsScottish Gaelic
- փախուստ, խուսափել, փախչելArmenian
- melarikan diriIndonesian
- scappare, evitareItalian
- エスケープキー, 脱出, エスケープ, 逃げる, 免れるJapanese
- 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
- 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, отде́лыватьсяRussian
- vyhnúť sa, utiecťSlovak
- pobegniti, ubežati, pobeg, zbežatiSlovene
- shmangem, arratisemAlbanian
- undfly, flykt, flySwedish
- takas, pagtakasTagalog
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