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"escape" in British English

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escapeverb

uk   /ɪˈskeɪp/  us   /ɪˈskeɪp/
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B1 [I or T] 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.

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escapenoun

uk   /ɪˈskeɪp/  us   /ɪˈskeɪp/
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C1 [C or U] the act of successfully getting out of a place or a dangerous or bad situation: He made his escape on the back of a motorcycle. an escape route They had a narrow escape (= only just avoided injury or death) when their car crashed.
[C] a loss that happens by accident: an escape of radioactivity

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(Definition of escape from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"escape" in American English

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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
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escapenoun [U]

uk   us   /ɪˈskeɪp/ (often Escape, also escape key, abbreviation Esc) IT
the key on a computer keyboard which allows you to leave a particular screen and return to the previous one or to interrupt a process: Press Escape to return to the main menu. To exit the program, use Esc.
(Definition of escape from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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“escape” in American English

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