[noun] 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" Synonyms: flight
[noun] 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" Synonyms: escapism
[noun] the unwanted 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" Synonyms: leak, leakage, outflow
[noun] 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 Synonyms: safety valve, relief valve, valve, cock
[noun] 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" Synonyms: evasion, dodging
[noun] an avoidance of danger or difficulty; "that was a narrow escape"
[noun] a means or way of escaping; "hard work was his escape from worry"; "they installed a second hatch as an escape"; "their escape route"
[noun] a plant originally cultivated but now growing wild
[verb] run away from confinement; "The convicted murderer escaped from a high security prison" Synonyms: get away, break loose
[verb] fail to experience; "Fortunately, I missed the hurricane" Synonyms: miss
[verb] escape potentially unpleasant consequences; get away with a forbidden action; "She gets away with murder!"; "I couldn't get out from under these responsibilities" Synonyms: get off, get away, get by, get out
[verb] be incomprehensible to; escape understanding by; "What you are seeing in him eludes me" Synonyms: elude
[verb] issue or leak, as from a small opening; "Gas escaped into the bedroom"
[verb] 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" Synonyms: get away