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escape

 
Noun escape has 8 senses
  1. escape, flight - 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"
    --1 is a kind of running away
    --1 has particulars:
     evasion; break, breakout, jailbreak, gaolbreak, prisonbreak, prison-breaking; getaway, lam; exodus, hegira, hejira; Hegira, Hejira; Underground Railroad, Underground Railway
    Derived form: verb escape1
  2. escape, escapism - 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"
    --2 is a kind of diversion, recreation
  3. escape, leak, leakage, outflow - 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"
    --3 is a kind of discharge, outpouring, run
    Derived form: verb escape5
  4. safety valve, relief valve, escape valve, escape cock, escape - 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
    --4 is a kind of valve; regulator
  5. evasion, escape, dodging - 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"
    --5 is a kind of negligence, carelessness, neglect, nonperformance
    --5 has particulars:
     escape mechanism; malingering, skulking; shirking, slacking, soldiering, goofing off, goldbricking; circumvention
    Derived forms: verb escape6, verb escape3, verb escape2
  6. escape - an avoidance of danger or difficulty; "that was a narrow escape"
    --6 is a kind of
    avoidance, turning away, shunning, dodging
    Derived form: verb escape2
  7. 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"
    --7 is a kind of
    means, agency, way
    Derived form: verb escape1
  8. escape - a plant originally cultivated but now growing wild
    --8 is a kind of
    plant, flora, plant life
Verb escape has 7 senses
  1. escape, get away, break loose - run away from confinement; "The convicted murderer escaped from a high security prison"
    --1 is one way to flee, fly, take flight
    Derived forms: noun escape7, noun escape1, noun escapee1
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Somebody ----s
    Somebody ----s PP
  2. miss, escape - fail to experience; "Fortunately, I missed the hurricane"
    --2 is one way to avoid
    Derived forms: noun escape6, noun escape5
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
  3. get off, get away, get by, get out, escape - escape potentially unpleasant consequences; get away with a forbidden action; "She gets away with murder!"; "I couldn't get out from under these responsibilities"
    --3 is one way to avoid
    Derived form: noun escape5
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s
    Somebody ----s PP
  4. elude, escape - be incomprehensible to; escape understanding by; "What you are seeing in him eludes me"
    --4 is one way to perplex, vex, stick, get, puzzle, mystify, baffle, beat, pose, bewilder, flummox, stupefy, nonplus, gravel, amaze, dumbfound
    Sample sentence:
    The performance is likely to escape Sue
  5. escape - issue or leak, as from a small opening; "Gas escaped into the bedroom"
    --5 is one way to
    issue, emerge, come out, come forth, go forth, egress
    Derived form: noun escape3
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Something is ----ing PP
  6. escape, get away - 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"
    --6 is one way to escape, get away, break loose
    Derived forms: noun escapist1, noun escape5
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s
    Somebody ----s PP
  7. run, scarper, turn tail, lam, run away, hightail it, bunk, head for the hills, take to the woods, escape, fly the coop, break away - flee; take to one's heels; cut and run; "If you see this man, run!"; "The burglars escaped before the police showed up"
    --7 is one way to leave, go forth, go away
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Somebody ----s
    Somebody ----s PP
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