Meaning of “escape” - Learner’s Dictionary

escape

verb us uk /ɪˈskeɪp/
Extra Examples
In the confusion, several prisoners tried to escape.Two lions escaped and are still loose.He avoided arrest and escaped to Norway.One man escaped from police.He attempted to escape through a window.
GET AWAY [ I ]

B1 to succeed in getting away from a place where you do not want to be:

The two killers escaped from prison last night.
AVOID [ I, T ]
FORGET [ T ]

If something such as a name escapes you, you cannot remember it:

The name of her book escapes me at the moment.
NOT NOTICE [ T ]

If something escapes your notice or attention, you do not notice or see it:

Nothing that goes on in this office escapes her attention.
GAS/LIQUID [ I ]

If a gas or liquid escapes from a pipe or container, it comes out, especially when it should not.

escaped adjective

an escaped prisoner

(Definition of “escape verb” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)