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Origin of escape

First recorded in 1250鈥1300; Middle English escapen, ascapen, from Old North French escaper, from French 茅chapper or directly from unattested Vulgar Latin excapp膩re, verbal derivative (with ex- 鈥渙ut of, from鈥) of Late Latin cappa 鈥渉ooded cloak鈥; see ex-1, cap1

synonym study for escape

7. Escape, elude, evade mean to keep free of something. To escape is to succeed in keeping away from danger, pursuit, observation, etc.: to escape punishment. To elude implies baffling pursuers or slipping through an apparently tight net: The fox eluded the hounds. To evade is to turn aside from or go out of reach of a person or thing: to evade the police. See also avoid.

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British Dictionary definitions for escape

escape
/ (瑟藞ske瑟p) /

verb
noun

Derived forms of escape

escapable, adjectiveescaper, noun

Word Origin for escape

C14: from Old Northern French escaper, from Vulgar Latin excapp膩re (unattested) to escape (literally: to remove one's cloak, hence free oneself), from ex- 1 + Late Latin cappa cloak
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