Meaning of “escape” - Learner’s Dictionary


noun us uk /ɪˈskeɪp/

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.

More examples

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)