- escape artist,
- escape beat,
- escape clause,
- escape hatch
Origin of escapade
Examples from the Web for escapades
Their escapades, by turns sexual, violent, and threatening, can make for uncomfortable viewing.
The alleged nighttime escapades of the Secret Service agents in Colombia are more than just an embarrassment.
But there are signs that the public is growing tired of these escapades.Vladimir Putin Surprised By Boos At Martial Arts Fight|Owen Matthews|November 22, 2011|DAILY BEAST
Sexual predators are known to take trophies, such as underwear, from their escapades so they can relive their crimes.
One of his escapades had occurred quite recently, and was fresh in the minds of most of the witnesses of his attack on the boy.Ahead of the Show|Fred Thorpe
Only I wonder why it is so many of us recover, and think of our escapades with a shamefaced grin on our damaged countenances.Captain Macedoine's Daughter|William McFee
There had been times after midnight spreads and other escapades, when such an invitation would have made them decidedly uneasy.Bobby Blake on a Plantation|Frank A. Warner
Two passengers on Baby's left had endured these escapades with patient and suffering dignity.His Majesty Baby and Some Common People|Ian MacLaren
When I was a boy the national capital was still rife with stories of their escapades.Marse Henry (Vol. 1)|Henry Watterson
Word Origin for escapade
1650s, "an escape from confinement," from French escapade (16c.) "a prank or trick," from Spanish escapada "a prank, flight, an escape," noun use of fem. past participle of escapar "to escape," from Vulgar Latin *excappare (see escape). Or perhaps the French word is via Italian scappata, from scappare, from the same Vulgar Latin source. Figurative sense (1814) is of "breaking loose" from rules or restraints on behavior.