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KK Pronunciation

〔 әˋskep,I-,є- 〕


〔 iˊskeip,eˊs- 〕

Overview of noun escape

The noun escape has 8 senses

  • 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")

  • 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")

  • 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")

  • escape -- (an avoidance of danger or difficulty; "that was a narrow escape")

  • 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")

  • escape -- (a plant originally cultivated but now growing wild)

  • escape, leak, leakage, outflow -- (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")

  • 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)

Overview of verb escape

The verb escape has 7 senses

  • escape, get away, break loose -- (run away from confinement; "The convicted murderer escaped from a high security prison")

  • miss, escape -- (fail to experience; "Fortunately, I missed the hurricane")

  • 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")

  • elude, escape -- (be incomprehensible to; escape understanding by; "What you are seeing in him eludes me")

  • 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")

  • scat, 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")

  • escape -- (issue or leak, as from a small opening; "Gas escaped into the bedroom")