verb (used without object), es·caped, es·cap·ing.
verb (used with object), es·caped, es·cap·ing.
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Example sentences from the Web for escape
That’s the problem with being locked up at home — you can’t escape.
Most spots outside the Beltway should see temperatures fall into the 20s for several hours, although downtown may escape its first freeze of the fall, at least officially.PM Update: Hard freeze tonight for much of the area, then we start warming up Thursday|Ian Livingston|November 18, 2020|Washington Post
When you put your mask on, adjust the noseband accordingly and let your glasses sit over it so their weight further helps prevent air from escaping.The best ways to stop a mask from fogging up your glasses, ranked|Sandra Gutierrez G.|November 18, 2020|Popular Science
It doesn’t need to have escaped violence altogether, either, Jørgensen says.Planets with many neighbors may be the best places to look for life|Lisa Grossman|November 16, 2020|Science News
To close the gap, this cheetah tripped its quarry as it attempted to escape, proving that sometimes, strategy is just as important as speed.These Photos Remind Us Why Conservation Matters - Issue 92: Frontiers|Kevin Berger|November 11, 2020|Nautilus
He then escaped from his detention and arrived on Tverskaya Avenue to join his supporters.
Shin eventually escaped North Korean captivity while in Vienna.Propaganda, Protest, and Poisonous Vipers: The Cinema War in Korea|Rich Goldstein|December 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Fourteen years this woman had spent with Rigondeaux before he escaped.The Life and Hard Times Of The Family A Cuban Defector Left Behind|Brin-Jonathan Butler|December 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Linsker initially escaped after the clash on the bridge but was arrested a short time later.The High-Priced Union Rep Charged With Attacking a Cop|Jacob Siegel|December 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Patrick, who is openly gay and escaped the church with Fenner, is coming to their defense.
The fight lasted two days, and only two men out of the five hundred escaped with their lives.
The vessel escaped miraculously, with sails torn by shots from three Dutch vessels, which they took for one of their own.
The result was that some 40 rebels were killed, others taken prisoners, and the remainder escaped into the planted fields.The Philippine Islands|John Foreman
Tom—I felt out of myself in a way—as though I'd escaped—into—into quite different conditions——'The Wave|Algernon Blackwood
Or, if I escaped these dangers for a day or two, what could I expect but a miserable death of cold and hunger?Gulliver's Travels|Jonathan Swift
British Dictionary definitions for escape
- a means or way of escape
- (as modifier)an escape route
Derived forms of escapeescapable, adjectiveescaper, noun
Word Origin for escape
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Idioms and Phrases with escape
In addition to the idiom beginning with escape
- escape notice
- narrow escape