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escape mechanism

noun

Simple Definition of escape mechanism

  • : a way of behaving or thinking that is used to avoid unpleasant facts or problems

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of escape mechanism

  1. :  a mode of behavior or thinking adopted to evade unpleasant facts or responsibilities

Examples of escape mechanism in a sentence

  1. She uses humor as an escape mechanism.

  2. Football gives him an escape mechanism for his anger.



1927

First Known Use of escape mechanism

1927


Medical Dictionary

escape mechanism

noun

Medical Definition of escape mechanism

  1. :  a mode of behavior or thinking adopted to evade unpleasant facts or responsibilities :  defense mechanism 1




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