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"
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"
fail to experience
"Fortunately, I missed the hurricane"
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"
be incomprehensible to; escape understanding by
"What you are seeing in him eludes me"
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"
issue or leak, as from a small opening
"Gas escaped into the bedroom"
The act of leaving a dangerous or unpleasant situation.
The prisoners made their escape by digging a tunnel.
A key on most modern computer keyboards, sometimes abbreviated Esc, and typically programmed to cancel some current operation.
The ASCII character represented by 27 (decimal) or 1B (hexadecimal.)
You forgot to insert an escape in the datastream.
A successful shot from a snooker position.
To get free, to free oneself.
The prisoners escaped by jumping over a wall.
To avoid (any unpleasant person or thing); to elude, get away from.
To avoid capture; to get away with something, avoid punishment.
Luckily, I escaped with only a fine.
To elude the observation or notice of; to not be seen or remembered by.
The name of the hotel escapes me at present.
To cause (a single character, or all such characters in a string) to be interpreted literally, instead of with any special meaning it would usually have in the same context, often by prefixing with another character.
to halt a program or command by pressing a key (such as the "Esc" key) or combination of keys
Origin: and escaper ( = Old French eschaper, modern French échapper), from *excapare, from Latin ex- + capio.
to flee from and avoid; to be saved or exempt from; to shun; to obtain security from; as, to escape danger
to avoid the notice of; to pass unobserved by; to evade; as, the fact escaped our attention
to flee, and become secure from danger; -- often followed by from or out of
to get clear from danger or evil of any form; to be passed without harm
to get free from that which confines or holds; -- used of persons or things; as, to escape from prison, from arrest, or from slavery; gas escapes from the pipes; electricity escapes from its conductors
the act of fleeing from danger, of evading harm, or of avoiding notice; deliverance from injury or any evil; flight; as, an escape in battle; a narrow escape; also, the means of escape; as, a fire escape
that which escapes attention or restraint; a mistake; an oversight; also, transgression
the unlawful permission, by a jailer or other custodian, of a prisoner's departure from custody
leakage or outflow, as of steam or a liquid
leakage or loss of currents from the conducting wires, caused by defective insulation
Origin: [OE. escapen, eschapen, OF. escaper, eschaper, F. echapper, fr. LL. ex cappa out of one's cape or cloak; hence, to slip out of one's cape and escape. See 3d Cape, and cf. Scape, v.]
The Standard Electrical Dictionary
A term applied to leakage of current.
A key on a computer keyboard that allows the user to end the current operation or close a piece of software.
She used the escape key to close the program and then opened it again.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'escape' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3382
Rank popularity for the word 'escape' in Nouns Frequency: #1780
Rank popularity for the word 'escape' in Verbs Frequency: #374
The numerical value of escape in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of escape in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
…In an effort to escape [being attacked] he unfortunately hit two individuals, he was in his car trying to escape.
All the best stories are but one story in reality--the story of escape. It is the only thing which interests us all and at all times, how to escape.
Maybe there's no way to escape, i think most of them are not educated, they are illiterate people, and they don't know how they can escape from this situation.
You cannot escape from your past! But you can understand it! And once you understand it, you don’t have to escape from it any longer! Understanding liberates you!
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.
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Translations for escape
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- 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
- 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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