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English definition of “escape”

escape

noun     /ɪˈskeɪp/
GETTING OUT [C, U] 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.Running away and escaping
a narrow escape an occasion when someone almost dies or almost has a very bad experience: They had a very narrow escape.Running away and escaping
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 escapeCreating a distraction
(Definition of escape noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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