escape verb (GET FREE)
Two prisoners have escaped.
- In order to escape capture, he fled to the mountains.
- He had to jump out of an upstairs window to escape.
- Refugees have been pouring into neighbouring countries to escape the civil war.
- Both children escaped unharmed from the burning building.
- In the end she left home just to escape the tyrannical rule of her mother.
escape verb (COMPUTER)
escape noun (GET FREE)
He made his escape on the back of a motorcycle.
an escape route
- We've got all the exits covered, so they've no chance of escape.
- It was a daring escape.
- He told the extraordinary story of his escape.
- She gave a hair-raising account of her escape through the desert.
- It sounds as if you had a lucky escape .
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