Escape

Escape

"es·cape
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.

–noun
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."

Source:
escape. (n.d.). Dictionary.com Unabridged (v 1.1). Retrieved May 09, 2008, from Dictionary.com website: http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/escape

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