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English definition of “escape”

escape

noun (GET FREE)    /ɪˈskeɪp/
C1 [C or U] the act of successfully getting out of a place or a dangerous or bad situation : He made his escape on the back of a motorcycle . an escape route They had a narrow escape (= only just avoided injury or death ) when their car crashed .Running away and escaping [C] a loss that happens by accident : an escape of radioactivity Losing and lossWinning and losing
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