- 1. escape, flight, running away
- usage: the act of escaping physically; "he made his escape from the mental hospital"; "the canary escaped from its cage"; "his flight was an indication of his guilt"
- 2. escape, escapism, diversion, recreation
- usage: an inclination to retreat from unpleasant realities through diversion or fantasy; "romantic novels were her escape from the stress of daily life"; "his alcohol problem was a form of escapism"
- 3. evasion, escape, dodging, negligence, carelessness, neglect, nonperformance
- usage: nonperformance of something distasteful (as by deceit or trickery) that you are supposed to do; "his evasion of his clear duty was reprehensible"; "that escape from the consequences is possible but unattractive"
- 4. escape, avoidance, turning away, shunning, dodging
- usage: an avoidance of danger or difficulty; "that was a narrow escape"
- 5. escape, means, agency, way
- usage: a means or way of escaping; "hard work was his escape from worry"; "they installed a second hatch as an escape"; "their escape route"
- 6. escape, plant, flora, plant life
- usage: a plant originally cultivated but now growing wild
- 7. escape, leak, leakage, outflow, discharge, outpouring, run
- usage: the discharge of a fluid from some container; "they tried to stop the escape of gas from the damaged pipe"; "he had to clean up the leak"
- 8. safety valve, relief valve, escape valve, escape cock, escape, valve, regulator
- usage: 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
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- 1. escape, get away, break loose, flee, fly, take flight
- usage: run away from confinement; "The convicted murderer escaped from a high security prison"
- 2. miss, escape, avoid
- usage: fail to experience; "Fortunately, I missed the hurricane"
- 3. get off, get away, get by, get out, escape, avoid
- usage: escape potentially unpleasant consequences; get away with a forbidden action; "She gets away with murder!"; "I couldn't get out from under these responsibilities"
- 4. elude, escape, perplex, vex, stick, get, puzzle, mystify, baffle, beat, pose, bewilder, flummox, stupefy, nonplus, gravel, amaze, dumbfound
- usage: be incomprehensible to; escape understanding by; "What you are seeing in him eludes me"
- 5. escape, get away, escape, get away, break loose
- usage: remove oneself from a familiar environment, usually for pleasure or diversion; "We escaped to our summer house for a few days"; "The president of the company never manages to get away during the summer"
- 6. scat, run, scarper, turn tail, lam, run away, hightail it, bunk, head for the hills, take to the woods, escape, fly the coop, break away, leave, go forth, go away
- usage: flee; take to one's heels; cut and run; "If you see this man, run!"; "The burglars escaped before the police showed up"
- 7. escape, issue, emerge, come out, come forth, go forth, egress
- usage: issue or leak, as from a small opening; "Gas escaped into the bedroom"
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