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English definition of “escape”

escape

noun [S] (FORGET)    /ɪˈskeɪp/
B2 something that helps you to forget about your usual life or problems: Romantic novels provide an escape from reality.Creating a distraction
(Definition of escape noun (FORGET) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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