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Synonyms for escape
ɪˈskeɪpes·cape

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Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms1.8 / 5 votes

  1. escape

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

    Antonyms:
    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"

    Synonyms:
    relief valve, leakage, trajectory, evasion, dodging, 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"

    Synonyms:
    relief valve, leakage, evasion, dodging, 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"

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

  4. escapenoun

    an avoidance of danger or difficulty

    "that was a narrow escape"

    Synonyms:
    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"

    Synonyms:
    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

    Synonyms:
    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"

    Synonyms:
    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

  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

    Synonyms:
    leakage, escape valve, leak, escape cock, escapism, dodging, 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"

    Synonyms:
    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

  10. miss, escapeverb

    fail to experience

    "Fortunately, I missed the hurricane"

    Synonyms:
    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

  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"

    Synonyms:
    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

  12. elude, escapeverb

    be incomprehensible to; escape understanding by

    "What you are seeing in him eludes me"

    Synonyms:
    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

  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"

    Synonyms:
    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

  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"

    Synonyms:
    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

  15. escapeverb

    issue or leak, as from a small opening

    "Gas escaped into the bedroom"

    Synonyms:
    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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How to use escape in a sentence?

  1. E. M. Cioran:

    Anyone can escape into sleep, we are all geniuses when we dream, the butcher's the poet's equal there.

  2. 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).

  3. Albert Camus:

    The world is never quiet, even its silence eternally resounds with the same notes, in vibrations which escape our ears. As for those that we perceive, they carry sounds to us, occasionally a chord, never a melody.

  4. Firefighter Isamu Kase:

    It was a hellish frenzy, absolutely horrible. People were just jumping into the canals to escape the inferno.

  5. Shichang Zhang:

    I think it is mainly to escape the female, catapulting and spinning make it difficult for the females to catch it.


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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