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Verb
To break free from confinement or control
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“Andy would successfully escape from Shawshank Penitentiary after executing his plan to perfection.”
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To succeed in avoiding or eluding someone or something dangerous or unpleasant
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“Intuition suggests that a smaller, more maneuverable vehicle might more easily escape an accident.”
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To be forgotten by
“The actor's name would escape me during our conversation about notorious celebrities.”
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(of a liquid, gas or heat) To discharge from a container
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“If our packaging is substandard, the confiture may escape from their jars during processing.”
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To travel, usually with some measurable distance
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Part ways
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To abandon one's country or cause, typically in favor of an opposing one
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(of an action or event) To prevent from happening
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Get free of
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Free yourself of
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Come through
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To express one's opinions in terms which admit of different senses, with intent to deceive
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To expel or discharge, typically gas or light
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Noun
An act of breaking free from confinement or control
“The guards have successfully thwarted an escape attempt by two inmates.”
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A leakage of gas, liquid, or heat from a container
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“The expansion results in a seal that prevents the escape of gases.”
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A form of temporary distraction
“I play word puzzles when I need an escape from reality.”
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An act of avoiding something dangerous or unpleasant
“Marine researchers had a narrow escape from the jaws of a great white shark that leaped into their boat.”
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The action or fact of abandoning or being abandoned
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The act or process of vanishing
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A key on a computer keyboard that can be used to cancel an operation
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An ambiguity or inadequacy in the law or a set of rules
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An act freeing someone from a responsibility or obligation
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The safety from imminent danger provided by a place or location
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The act of leaving or exiting a place or vicinity
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A hiding place, somewhere one can go to get away from other people
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A tear or break through a surface or barrier
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A deep-seated feeling of aversion
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An extended period of leisure and recreation, especially one involving travel
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An act or spell of running
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