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English definition of “escape”

escape

verb [I or T] (GET FREE)    /ɪˈskeɪp/
B1 to get free from something, or to avoid something: Two prisoners have escaped. A lion has escaped from its cage . She was lucky to escape serious injury . He narrowly (= only just) escaped a fine . His name escapes me (= I have forgotten his name ). Nothing important escapes her notice / attention .Running away and escaping
(Definition of escape verb (GET FREE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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