verb (used without object), es·caped, es·cap·ing.
verb (used with object), es·caped, es·cap·ing.
Origin of escape
Examples from the Web for escaped
Contemporary Examples of escaped
He then escaped from his detention and arrived on Tverskaya Avenue to join his supporters.Russia’s Rebel In Chief Escapes House Arrest
December 30, 2014
Fourteen years this woman had spent with Rigondeaux before he escaped.The Life and Hard Times Of The Family A Cuban Defector Left Behind
December 19, 2014
Patrick, who is openly gay and escaped the church with Fenner, is coming to their defense.Beaten By His Church for Being Gay
December 16, 2014
Some of them, including Kurnosova, escaped the country as they faced a possible jail term for their opposition activity.Russians Plot Exiled Government in Kiev
December 16, 2014
As Monday turned to Tuesday morning, five hostages had escaped and the Central Business District had turned into a ghost town.Jihadi Siege in Sydney Ends in Gunfight
Courtney Subramanian, Lennox Samuels, Chris Allbritton
December 15, 2014
Historical Examples of escaped
How I closed the argument—the conversation and the interview—and escaped from her, I know not.
The inside of the church was then burnt, and hardly one escaped.The Grand Old Man
Richard B. Cook
A society that had escaped from fear would escape from their control.The Conquest of Fear
This father would not even look at the son that had but just escaped the jaws of death!Weighed and Wanting
The Causses, owing to their isolated position, may be said to have escaped a history.The Roof of France
- a means or way of escape
- (as modifier)an escape route
Word Origin for escape
c.1300, from Old North French escaper, Old French eschaper (12c., Modern French échapper), from Vulgar Latin *excappare, literally "get out of one's cape, leave a pursuer with just one's cape," from Latin ex- "out of" (see ex-) + Late Latin cappa "mantle" (see cap (n.)). Related: Escaped; escaping.
c.1400, from escape (v.); earlier eschap (c.1300). Mental/emotional sense is from 1853. Escape clause in the legal sense first recorded 1945.
In addition to the idiom beginning with escape
- escape notice
- narrow escape