escape  

  • Pronunciation of escape: IH0 S K EY1 P (ɛ'skeɪp)

  • Number of syllables of escape: 2

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  • Definition of escape

    • (n): 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"  
    • (n): a means or way of escaping; "hard work was his escape from worry"; "they installed a second hatch as an escape"; "their escape route"  
    • (n): an avoidance of danger or difficulty; "that was a narrow escape"  
    • (n): 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"  
    • (n): 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"  
    • (n): 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  
    • (n): the unwanted 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"  
    • (n): a plant originally cultivated but now growing wild  
    • (v): issue or leak, as from a small opening; "Gas escaped into the bedroom"  
    • (v): fail to experience; "Fortunately, I missed the hurricane"  
    • (v): escape potentially unpleasant consequences; get away with a forbidden action; "She gets away with murder!"; "I couldn''t get out from under these responsibilities"  
    • (v): run away from confinement; "The convicted murderer escaped from a high security prison"  
    • (v): flee; take to one''s heels; cut and run; "If you see this man, run!"; "The burglars escaped before the police showed up"  
    • (v): 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"  
    • (v): be incomprehensible to; escape understanding by; "What you are seeing in him eludes me"  

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