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"
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"
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"
4. escape - noun
· an avoidance of danger or difficulty; "that was a narrow escape"
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"
6. escape - noun
· a plant originally cultivated but now growing wild
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"
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
9. escape - verb
· run away from confinement; "The convicted murderer escaped from a high security prison"
10. escape - verb
· fail to experience; "Fortunately, I missed the hurricane"
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"
12. escape - verb
· be incomprehensible to; escape understanding by; "What you are seeing in him eludes me"
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"
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"
15. escape - verb
· issue or leak, as from a small opening; "Gas escaped into the bedroom"
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