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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
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