Dictionary Results for escape


1. escape - noun

· 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(s): flight

Hypernym(s): running_away




2. escape - noun

· 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(s): escapism

Hypernym(s): diversion, recreation




3. escape - 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"

Synonym(s): evasion, dodging

Hypernym(s): negligence, carelessness, neglect, nonperformance




4. escape - noun

· an avoidance of danger or difficulty; "that was a narrow escape"

Hypernym(s): avoidance, turning_away, shunning, dodging




5. escape - noun

· a means or way of escaping; "hard work was his escape from worry"; "they installed a second hatch as an escape"; "their escape route"

Hypernym(s): means, agency, way




6. escape - noun

· a plant originally cultivated but now growing wild

Hypernym(s): plant, flora, plant_life




7. escape - 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"

Synonym(s): leak, leakage, outflow

Hypernym(s): discharge, outpouring, run




8. escape - noun

· 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

Synonym(s): safety_valve, relief_valve, escape_valve, escape_cock

Hypernym(s): valve, regulator




9. escape - verb

· run away from confinement; "The convicted murderer escaped from a high security prison"

Synonym(s): get_away, break_loose

Hypernym(s): flee, fly, take_flight




10. escape - verb

· fail to experience; "Fortunately, I missed the hurricane"

Synonym(s): miss

Hypernym(s): avoid




11. 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"

Synonym(s): get_off, get_away, get_by, get_out

Hypernym(s): avoid




12. escape - verb

· be incomprehensible to; escape understanding by; "What you are seeing in him eludes me"

Synonym(s): elude

Hypernym(s): perplex, vex, stick, get, puzzle, mystify, baffle, beat, pose, bewilder, flummox, stupefy, nonplus, gravel, amaze, dumbfound




13. escape - 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"

Synonym(s): get_away

Hypernym(s): escape, get_away, break_loose




14. escape - verb

· flee; take to one's heels; cut and run; "If you see this man, run!"; "The burglars escaped before the police showed up"

Synonym(s): scat, run, scarper, turn_tail, lam, run_away, hightail_it, bunk, head_for_the_hills, take_to_the_woods, fly_the_coop, break_away

Hypernym(s): leave, go_forth, go_away




15. escape - verb

· issue or leak, as from a small opening; "Gas escaped into the bedroom"

Hypernym(s): issue, emerge, come_out, come_forth, go_forth, egress





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