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
Synonym: flight
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
Synonym: escapism
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
Synonym: dodging, evasion
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
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
Synonym: outflow, leakage, leak
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
run away from confinement
The convicted murderer escaped from a high security prison
fail to experience
Fortunately, I missed the hurricane
Synonym: miss
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
Synonym: elude
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
Synonym: get away
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