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escortverb [T]

us   /ɪsˈkɔrt, es-/
to go with someone or something as a companion or guard: He escorted her to her car in the parking lot because it was after dark.

escortnoun [C]

us   /ˈes·kɔrt/
a companion or guard for someone or something: Anytime a clerk transfers money, he is provided with an armed escort.
(Definition of escort from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







"escort" in British English

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escortverb [T]

uk   /ɪˈskɔːt/ us   /esˈkɔːrt/

escortnoun

uk   /ˈes.kɔːt/ us   /ˈes.kɔːrt/
  • escort noun (SOCIAL COMPANION)

[C] a person who goes with another person as a partner to a social event: "But I can't go to the dance without an escort," she protested.
[C] someone who is paid to go out to social events with another person, and sometimes to have sex: He hired an escort to go to the dinner with him.
  • escort noun (GUARD)

[C] a person or vehicle that goes somewhere with someone to protect or guard them: The members of the jury left the court with a police escort.
[U] the state of having someone with you who gives you protection or guards you: The prisoners were transported under military escort.
(Definition of escort from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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