escape


Meanings

  • the act of escaping physically;
    • "he made his escape from the mental hospital"
    • "the canary escaped from its cage"
  • an inclination to retreat from unpleasant realities through diversion or fantasy;
    • "romantic novels were her escape from the stress of daily life"
  • nonperformance of something distasteful (as by deceit or trickery) that you are supposed to do;
    • "that escape from the consequences is possible but unattractive"
  • an avoidance of danger or difficulty;
    • "that was a narrow escape"
  • a means or way of escaping;
    • "hard work was his escape from worry"
    • "they installed a second hatch as an escape"
    • "their escape route"
  • a plant originally cultivated but now growing wild
  • the discharge of a fluid from some container;
    • "they tried to stop the escape of gas from the damaged pipe"
  • a valve in a container in which pressure can build up (as a steam boiler); it opens automatically when the pressure reaches a dangerous level
  • run away from confinement;
    • "The convicted murderer escaped from a high security prison"
  • fail to experience;
  • escape potentially unpleasant consequences; get away with a forbidden action;
  • be incomprehensible to; escape understanding by;
  • remove oneself from a familiar environment, usually for pleasure or diversion;
    • "We escaped to our summer house for a few days"
  • flee; take to one's heels; cut and run;
    • "The burglars escaped before the police showed up"
  • issue or leak, as from a small opening;
    • "Gas escaped into the bedroom"
  • ESCAPE v -CAPED, -CAPING, -CAPES to get away


Scrabble Score: 10

Words With Friends Score: 12

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