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Definitions of escape

  1. run away from confinement; " The convicted murderer escaped from a high security prison"
  2. 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"
  3. be incomprehensible to; escape understanding by; " What you are seeing in him eludes me"
  4. 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"
  5. a means or way of escaping; " hard work was his escape from worry"; " they installed a second hatch as an escape"; " their escape route"
  6. an avoidance of danger or difficulty; " that was a narrow escape"
  7. 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"
  8. 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
  9. 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"
  10. a plant originally cultivated but now growing wild
  11. issue or leak, as from a small opening; " Gas escaped into the bedroom"
  12. escape potentially unpleasant consequences; get away with a forbidden action; " She gets away with murder!"; " I couldn't get out from under these responsibilities"
  13. 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"
  14. fail to experience; " Fortunately, I missed the hurricane"
  15. flee; take to one's heels; cut and run; " If you see this man, run!"; " The burglars escaped before the police showed up"
  16. An apophyge.
  17. To flee from and avoid; to be saved or exempt from; to shun; to obtain security from; as, to escape danger.
  18. To avoid the notice of; to pass unobserved by; to evade; as, the fact escaped our attention.
  19. To get clear from danger or evil of any form; to be passed without harm.
  20. 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.
  21. That which escapes attention or restraint; a mistake; an oversight; also, transgression.
  22. A sally.
  23. The unlawful permission, by a jailer or other custodian, of a prisoner's departure from custody.
  24. Leakage or outflow, as of steam or a liquid.
  25. Leakage or loss of currents from the conducting wires, caused by defective insulation.
  26. A plant which has escaped from cultivation.
  27. To flee, and become secure from danger; - often followed by from or out of.
  28. 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.
  29. To flee from; get out of the way of; to come safely out of; to avoid; to be unaffected by.
  30. To get out of danger; to flow out; to slip away.
  31. A getting away from danger; flight; deliverance.
  32. To flee from: to pass unobserved: to evade.
  33. To flee and become safe from danger: to be passed without harm.
  34. Act of escaping: flight from danger or from prison.
  35. Act of fleeing from; avoidance of harm.
  36. To evade; elude; shun by flight.
  37. To gain safety by flight; be left unharmed.
  38. To flee and get away from.
  39. To succeed in getting away from something; also, to elude notice.
  40. A successful flight; deliverance from some evil.
  41. Issue, as of a fluid; leakage.
  42. The act of fleeing from danger; a being passed without receiving injury; excuse; subterfuge; an evasion of legal restraint or the custody of the sheriff, without due course of law. Escape- warrant, a process addressed to all sheriffs, & c., to capture a runaway prisoner.
  43. To free from and avoid without harm or unobserved; to avoid the danger of.
  44. To flee and be secure from danger; to be passed without harm.
  45. To flee from and avoid; to get out of the way without injury; to shun or evade; to avoid an evil, as punishment; to shun danger or injury.
  46. A getting away from danger; flight; excuse; evasion; subterfuge.
  47. A plant originally cultivated, now found wild.
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Quotes of escape

  1. The best way to escape from your problem is to solve it. – Robert Anthony
  2. The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane. – Marcus Aurelius
  3. Of all escape mechanisms, death is the most efficient. – Henry Ward Beecher
  4. Drugs are marvelous if you want to escape but reality is so rich, why escape – Geraldine Chaplin
  5. Everybody past a certain age, regardless of how they look on the outside, pretty much constantly dreams of being able to escape from their lives. – Doug Coupland
  6. The die is set and Malcolm will not escape for the foolish talk he spoke against his benefactor, such a man, is worthy of death, and it would have been so, were it not for Muhammad's confidence that God would give him the victory over the enemies. – Louis Farrakhan
  7. He was not a runner, my father, but he was quick. I always remember it was very difficult to escape from him when he was angry. If he wanted to beat us he would always catch us. Even me, he could always catch me. – Haile Gebrselassie
  8. Outside of the mindless sitcoms that the networks thrive on, people able to think generally consider most entertainment is escape in one form or another. – Gary Gygax
  9. Beauty for some provides escape who gain a happiness in eyeing the gorgeous buttocks of the ape or Autumn sunsets exquisitely dying. – Langston Hughes
  10. I think middle -age is the best time, if we can escape the fatty degeneration of the conscience which often sets in at about fifty. – William Ralph Inge
  11. What a sense of superiority it gives one to escape reading some book which everyone else is reading. – Alice James
  12. This howling mouth, this head which rolls back and tries to escape – Frederick Leboyer
  13. Music is supposed to be an escape It's supposed to be somewhere you go, where you can be yourself, or be whatever you want to be. – Joel Madden
  14. One travels to escape from it all, but that is the great illusion: It cannot be done, since one travels with one's mind. – Ella Maillart
  15. I believe that nothing happens apart from divine determination and decree. We shall never be able to escape from the doctrine of divine predestination- the doctrine that God has foreordained certain people unto eternal life. – Charles Spurgeon

Usage examples for escape

  1. How could she escape him? – The Salamander by Owen Johnson
  2. All the same, you made your escape – The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  3. Something I must escape – Rose MacLeod by Alice Brown
  4. It was your own escape of which you told me. – Clementina by A.E.W. Mason
  5. For Helen's sake as well as mine, help Mr. Lessingham to escape – The Zeppelin's Passenger by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  6. You give me no chance of escape – The Betrayal by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  7. " And he managed to escape you after all," said Kitwater. – My Strangest Case by Guy Boothby
  8. I have no desire to escape – The Eye of Dread by Payne Erskine
  9. We didn't really hope that we could escape – Stamped Caution by Raymond Zinke Gallun
  10. He did not expect to escape trouble. – The Measure of a Man by Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
  11. Not a moment was to be lost, if he would escape with his life. – The Prime Minister by W.H.G. Kingston
  12. A pretty little girl would escape them every time. – The Man Thou Gavest by Harriet T. Comstock
  13. Was there to be no means of escape – The Lamp in the Desert by Ethel M. Dell
  14. You made your escape and carried off the despatches," he answered. – Paddy Finn by W. H. G. Kingston
  15. They said important business called them away; but I am almost certain they made business in order to escape the duty. – From Wealth to Poverty by Austin Potter
  16. This was really a chance of escape – Fairy Tales from the German Forests by Margaret Arndt
  17. Of course he will escape – Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope
  18. It's the only chance of escape – The Auto Boys' Mystery by James A. Braden
  19. But here was no escape of any kind. – Where the Pavement Ends by John Russell
  20. Nothing ever seems to escape you. – Erema My Father's Sin by R. D. Blackmore

Rhymes for escape