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Definition of escape:

  1. A plant which has escaped from cultivation.
  2. A sally.
  3. An apophyge.
  4. Leakage or loss of currents from the conducting wires, caused by defective insulation.
  5. Leakage or outflow, as of steam or a liquid.
  6. That which escapes attention or restraint; a mistake; an oversight; also, transgression.
  7. 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.
  8. The unlawful permission, by a jailer or other custodian, of a prisoner's departure from custody.
  9. To avoid the notice of; to pass unobserved by; to evade; as, the fact escaped our attention.
  10. To flee from and avoid; to be saved or exempt from; to shun; to obtain security from; as, to escape danger.
  11. To flee, and become secure from danger; - often followed by from or out of.
  12. To get clear from danger or evil of any form; to be passed without harm.
  13. 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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