Meaning of “escape” - Learner’s Dictionary


noun us uk /ɪˈskeɪp/
Extra Examples
a daring escapean escape routeHe was unarmed and had no means of escape.Some prisoners planned an escape attempt.He had no chance of escape.

B2 an occasion when someone succeeds in getting out of a place or a dangerous or bad situation:

There was an escape from the prison last night.
a narrow escape

an occasion when someone almost dies or almost has a very bad experience:

They had a very narrow escape.
FROM TROUBLE [ U, no plural ]

B2 something that helps you to forget about your usual life or problems:

I love old movies, they're such an escape from the real world.
→ See also fire escape

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