Spelled Pronunciation[i-skeyp] Pronunciation Key

noun, adjective

–verb (used without object)
1. to slip or get away, as from confinement or restraint; gain or regain liberty: to escape from jail.
2. to slip away from pursuit or peril; avoid capture, punishment, or any threatened evil.
3. to slip away; fade: The words escaped from memory.

–verb (used with object)
4. to slip away from or elude (pursuers, captors, etc.): He escaped the police.
5. to succeed in avoiding (any threatened or possible danger or evil): She escaped capture.
6. to elude (one's memory, notice, search, etc.).
7. to fail to be noticed or recollected by (a person): Her reply escapes me.
8. (of a sound or utterance) to slip from or be expressed by (a person, one's lips, etc.) inadvertently.

9. an act or instance of escaping.
10. the fact of having escaped.
11. a means of escaping: We used the tunnel as an escape.
12. avoidance of reality: She reads mystery stories as an escape.
13. for or providing an escape: an escape route."

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