Definition of escape:
- A plant which has escaped from cultivation.
- A sally.
- An apophyge.
- Leakage or loss of currents from the conducting wires, caused by defective insulation.
- Leakage or outflow, as of steam or a liquid.
- That which escapes attention or restraint; a mistake; an oversight; also, transgression.
- The act of fleeing from danger, of evading harm, or of avoiding notice; deliverance from injury or any evil; flight; as, an escape in battle; a narrow escape; also, the means of escape; as, a fire escape.
- The unlawful permission, by a jailer or other custodian, of a prisoner's departure from custody.
- To avoid the notice of; to pass unobserved by; to evade; as, the fact escaped our attention.
- To flee from and avoid; to be saved or exempt from; to shun; to obtain security from; as, to escape danger.
- To flee, and become secure from danger; - often followed by from or out of.
- To get clear from danger or evil of any form; to be passed without harm.
- To get free from that which confines or holds; - used of persons or things; as, to escape from prison, from arrest, or from slavery; gas escapes from the pipes; electricity escapes from its conductors.
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- avoid (part of speech: verb)
- escape (part of speech: verb)
- avoidance (part of speech: noun)