escape verb Meaning in the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary
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Meaning of “escape” - Learner’s Dictionary

escape

verb
 
 
/ɪˈskeɪp/
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.Running away and escaping
AVOID [I, T] B2 to avoid a dangerous or unpleasant situation: to escape capture/injury Running away and escaping
FORGET [T] If something such as a name escapes you, you cannot remember it: The name of her book escapes me at the moment.Forgetting and forgetfulness
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.Unaware
GAS/LIQUID [I] If a gas or liquid escapes from a pipe or container, it comes out, especially when it should not.Running away and escaping
escaped adjective an escaped prisoner
(Definition of escape verb from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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