escape Meaning in Cambridge American English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of "escape" - American English Dictionary

See all translations

escapeverb [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.

escapenoun [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
(Definition of escape from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of escape?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More American English definitions for “escape”

Definitions of “escape” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day
sprint

a short and very fast race, such as the 100 metres, or the last part of a longer race that is run as fast as possible

Word of the Day

Are you a glass-half-full person? (Everyday Idioms)
Are you a glass-half-full person? (Everyday Idioms)
by Kate Woodford,
July 29, 2015
A reader of this blog recently asked for a post on idioms that are used in everyday English. This seemed like a reasonable request. After all, if you are going to make the effort to learn a set of English idioms, you want those idioms to be useful. The question, then, was

Read More 

exoskeleton noun
exoskeleton noun
July 27, 2015
a robotic device which goes around the legs and part of the body of a person who cannot walk and allows them to move independently and in an upright position The device, known as an exoskeleton, is strapped to the outside of a person’s limbs and can then be controlled by them.

Read More