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escape

verb [I/T]  us   /ɪˈskeɪp/
to become free or get free from, or to avoid something: [I] to escape from prison/a burning house [T] The book’s faults have not escaped the notice of (= not been avoided being noticed by) critics.

escape

noun [C/U]  us   /ɪˈskeɪp/
the act or possibility of becoming free or getting away from a place where you are kept esp. by force, or of avoiding a dangerous situation: [C] The blast knocked me down – it was a narrow escape (= I was almost hurt badly). An escape is also an unintentional loss: [C] an escape of radioactive fuel
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