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 unescaped
Historical Examples of unescaped
Its remembrance pursues him, an unescaped nightmare, through his whole life.Saragossa
Benito Prez Galds
- 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