1. The act of escaping physically (synset 100059563)
    "he made his escape from the mental hospital"; "the canary escaped from its cage"; "his flight was an indication of his guilt"
  2. An inclination to retreat from unpleasant realities through diversion or fantasy (synset 100430425)
    "romantic novels were her escape from the stress of daily life"; "his alcohol problem was a form of escapism"
  3. Nonperformance of something distasteful (as by deceit or trickery) that you are supposed to do (synset 100742010)
    "his evasion of his clear duty was reprehensible"; "that escape from the consequences is possible but unattractive"
  4. An avoidance of danger or difficulty (synset 100205048)
    "that was a narrow escape"
  5. A means or way of escaping (synset 100174132)
    "hard work was his escape from worry"; "they installed a second hatch as an escape"; "their escape route"
  6. A plant originally cultivated but now growing wild (synset 111573870)
  7. The discharge of a fluid from some container (synset 107451261)
    "they tried to stop the escape of gas from the damaged pipe"; "he had to clean up the leak"
  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 (synset 104134734)
  1. Run away from confinement (synset 202078906)
    "The convicted murderer escaped from a high security prison"
  2. Fail to experience (synset 200812219)
    "Fortunately, I missed the hurricane"
  3. Escape potentially unpleasant consequences;
    Get away with a forbidden action (synset 200812391)
    "She gets away with murder!"; "I couldn't get out from under these responsibilities"
  4. Be incomprehensible to;
    Escape understanding by (synset 202729107)
    "What you are seeing in him eludes me"
  5. Remove oneself from a familiar environment, usually for pleasure or diversion (synset 202605001)
    "We escaped to our summer house for a few days"; "The president of the company never manages to get away during the summer"
  6. Flee;
    Take to one's heels;
    Cut and run (synset 202079296)
    "If you see this man, run!"; "The burglars escaped before the police showed up"
  7. Issue or leak, as from a small opening (synset 200531097)
    "Gas escaped into the bedroom"

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