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Verb
To break free from confinement or control
“Andy would successfully escape from Shawshank Penitentiary after executing his break out plan to perfection.”
Verb
To succeed in avoiding or eluding someone or something dangerous or unpleasant
“Intuition suggests that a smaller, more maneuverable vehicle might more easily escape an accident.”
Verb
To be forgotten by
“The actor's name would escape me during our conversation about notorious celebrities.”
Verb
(of a liquid, gas or heat) To discharge from a container
“If our packaging is substandard, the confiture may escape from their jars during processing.”
Noun
An act of breaking free from confinement or control
“The guards have successfully thwarted an escape attempt by two inmates.”
Noun
A leakage of gas, liquid, or heat from a container
“The expansion results in a seal that prevents the escape of gases.”
Noun
A form of temporary distraction
“I play word puzzles when I need an escape from reality.”
Noun
An act of avoiding something dangerous or unpleasant
“Marine researchers had a narrow escape from the jaws of a great white shark that leapt into their boat.”
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