HyperDic: escape

English > 15 senses of the word escape:
VERBmotionescape, get away, break looserun away from confinement
communicationescape, missfail to experience
communicationescape, get off, get away, get by, get outescape potentially unpleasant consequences
stativeescape, eludebe incomprehensible to
socialescape, get awayremove oneself from a familiar / familiar environment, usually for pleasure or diversion
motionescape, scat, run, scarper, turn tail, lam, run away, hightail it, bunk, head for the hills, take to the woods, fly the coop, break awayflee
changeescapeissue or leak, as from a small opening
NOUNactescape, flightthe act of escaping physically
actescape, escapisman inclination to retreat from unpleasant realities through diversion or fantasy
actescape, evasion, dodgingnonperformance of something distasteful (as by deceit or trickery) that you are supposed to do
actescapean avoidance of danger or difficulty / difficulty
actescapea means or way of escaping / escaping / escaping
plantescapea plant originally / originally cultivated but now growing wild
eventescape, leak, leakage, outflowthe discharge of a fluid from some container
artifactescape, safety valve, relief valve, escape valve, escape cocka valve in a container in which pressure can build up (as a steam boiler)
escape > pronunciation
Soundsihskey'p
Rhymesagape ... videotape: 19 rhymes with eyp...
English > escape: 15 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningThe act of escaping physically.
Examples
  • "he made his escape from the mental hospital"
  • "the canary escaped from its cage"
Synonymflight
InstancesHegira, HejiraThe flight of Muhammad from Mecca to Medina in 622 which marked the beginning of the Muslim era
Underground Railroad, Underground RailwaySecret aid to escaping slaves that was provided by abolitionists in the years before the American Civil War
Narrowerbreak, breakout, jailbreak, gaolbreak, prisonbreak, prison-breakingAn escape from jail
evasionThe act of physically escaping from something (an opponent or a pursuer or an unpleasant situation) by some adroit maneuver
exodus, hegira, hejiraA journey by a large group to escape from a hostile environment
getaway, lamA rapid escape (as by criminals)
skedaddleA hasty flight
Broaderrunning awayThe act of leaving (without permission) the place you are expected to be
Spanishescapada, escape, fuga, huida
Catalanescapada, escapament, fuga, fugida
Verbsescaperun away from confinement
English > escape: 15 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningAn inclination to retreat from unpleasant realities through diversion or fantasy.
Example"romantic novels were her escape from the stress of daily life"
Synonymescapism
Broaderdiversion, recreationAn activity that diverts or amuses or stimulates / stimulates
Spanishescapismo, evasionismo
Catalanescapisme
English > escape: 15 senses > noun 3, act
Meaningnonperformance of something distasteful (as by deceit or trickery) that you are supposed to do.
Example "that escape from the consequences is possible but unattractive"
Synonymsevasion, dodging
NarrowercircumventionThe act of evading by going around
escape mechanismA form of behavior that evades unpleasant realities
malingering, skulkingEvading duty or work by pretending to be incapacitated
shirking, slacking, soldiering, goofing off, goldbrickingThe evasion of work or duty
Broadernegligence, carelessness, neglect, nonperformancefailure to act with the prudence that a reasonable person would exercise under the same circumstances
Spanishevasión
Verbsescapefail to experience
escapeescape potentially unpleasant consequences
escaperemove oneself from a familiar / familiar environment, usually for pleasure or diversion
English > escape: 15 senses > noun 4, act
MeaningAn avoidance of danger or difficulty / difficulty.
Example"that was a narrow escape"
Broaderavoidance, turning away, shunning, dodgingdeliberately avoiding / avoiding
Spanishescapatoria, escape
Catalanescapada
Verbsescapefail to experience
English > escape: 15 senses > noun 5, act
MeaningA means or way of escaping / escaping / escaping.
Examples
  • "hard work was his escape from worry"
  • "they installed a second hatch as an escape"
  • "their escape route"
Broadermeans, agency, wayHow a result is obtained or an end is achieved
Spanishescape, evasión
Catalanescapatòria, evasió
Verbsescaperun away from confinement
English > escape: 15 senses > noun 6, plant
MeaningA plant originally / originally cultivated but now growing wild.
Broaderplant, flora, plant life(botany) a living organism lacking the power of locomotion
English > escape: 15 senses > noun 7, event
MeaningThe discharge of a fluid from some container.
Example"they tried to stop the escape of gas from the damaged pipe"
Synonymsleak, leakage, outflow
Broaderdischarge, outpouring, runThe pouring forth of a fluid
Spanishderrame, escape, fuga
Catalanescapament, fuga, fuita
Verbsescapeissue or leak, as from a small opening
English > escape: 15 senses > noun 8, artifact
MeaningA valve in a container in which pressure can build up (as a steam boiler); it opens automatically when the pressure reaches a dangerous level.
Synonymssafety valve, relief valve, escape valve, escape cock
BroaderregulatorAny of various controls or devices for regulating or controlling fluid flow, pressure, temperature, etc.
valveControl consisting of a mechanical device for controlling the flow of a fluid
Spanishválvula de escape, válvula de seguridad
Catalanvàlvula de seguretat
English > escape: 15 senses > verb 1, motion
Meaningrun away from confinement.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s; Somebody ----s PP
Example"The convicted murderer escaped from a high security prison"
Synonymsget away, break loose
Narrowerbreak, break out, break awayMove away or escape suddenly
elude, evade, bilkescape, either physically or mentally
escape, get awayRemove oneself from a familiar / familiar environment, usually for pleasure or diversion
exfiltrateEscape furtively, as from an area under enemy control
run awayescape from the control of
shake, shake off, throw off, escape fromGet rid of
slipMove smoothly and easily
Broaderflee, fly, take flightrun away quickly
Spanishdesatarse, escaparse, escapar, evadirse, evadir, fugarse, huir, irse, librarse
Catalananar-se'n, escapar, escapolir-se, evadir-se, evadir, fugir, marxar, tocar el dos
Nounsescapethe act of escaping physically
escapea means or way of escaping / escaping / escaping
escapeesomeone who escapes
English > escape: 15 senses > verb 2, communication
Meaningfail to experience.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
Synonymmiss
BroaderavoidStay clear from
Spanishechar de menos, escaparse, escapar, perderse
Catalananar-se'n, escapar, escapolir-se, evadir-se, fugir, marxar, tocar el dos
Nounsescapenonperformance of something distasteful (as by deceit or trickery) that you are supposed to do
escapean avoidance of danger or difficulty / difficulty
English > escape: 15 senses > verb 3, communication
Meaningescape potentially unpleasant consequences; get away with a forbidden action.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s PP
Synonymsget off, get away, get by, get out
NarrowerevadeUse cunning or deceit to escape or avoid
BroaderavoidStay clear from
Spanishescaparsse, escapar
Catalananar-se'n, escapar, escapolir-se, evadir-se, fugir, marxar, tocar el dos
Nounsescapenonperformance of something distasteful (as by deceit or trickery) that you are supposed to do
English > escape: 15 senses > verb 4, stative
MeaningBe incomprehensible to; escape understanding by.
PatternSomething ----s somebody
ModelThe performance is likely to escape Sue
Synonymelude
Narrowerdefy, resist, refuseelude, especially in a baffling way
Broaderperplex, vex, stick, get, puzzle, mystify, baffle, beat, pose, bewilder, flummox, stupefy, nonplus, gravel, amaze, dumbfoundBe a mystery or bewildering to
Spanishescaparse
Catalanescapar-se
English > escape: 15 senses > verb 5, social
MeaningRemove oneself from a familiar / familiar environment, usually for pleasure or diversion.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s PP
Example"We escaped to our summer house for a few days"
Synonymget away
Broaderescape, get away, break looserun away from confinement
Spanishescapar
Catalanescapar
Nounsescapenonperformance of something distasteful (as by deceit or trickery) that you are supposed to do
escapista person who escapes into a world of fantasy
English > escape: 15 senses > verb 6, motion
Meaningflee; take to one's heels; cut and run.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s; Somebody ----s PP
Example "The burglars escaped before the police showed up"
Synonymsscat, run, scarper, turn tail, lam, run away, hightail it, bunk, head for the hills, take to the woods, fly the coop, break away
Narrowerflee, fly, take flightrun away quickly
skedaddlerun away, as if in a panic
Broaderleave, go forth, go awaygo away from a place
Spanishcorrer, escapar, evadir, huir
Catalanescapar, escapolir-se, evadir, fugir
English > escape: 15 senses > verb 7, change
Meaningissue or leak, as from a small opening.
PatternSomething ----s; Something is ----ing PP
Example"Gas escaped into the bedroom"
Broaderissue, emerge, come out, come forth, go forth, egressCome out of
Nounsescapethe discharge of a fluid from some container

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