escape mechanism noun
: a way of behaving or thinking that is used to avoid unpleasant facts or problems
: a mode of behavior or thinking adopted to evade unpleasant facts or responsibilities
Examples of ESCAPE MECHANISM
- She uses humor as an escape mechanism.
- Football gives him an escape mechanism for his anger.
First Known Use of ESCAPE MECHANISM
escape mechanism noun (Medical Dictionary)
: a mode of behavior or thinking adopted to evade unpleasant facts or responsibilities : defense mechanism 1
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