escape mechanism

noun

Definition of escape mechanism 

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

Examples of escape mechanism in a Sentence

She uses humor as an escape mechanism. Football gives him an escape mechanism for his anger.

First Known Use of escape mechanism

1927, in the meaning defined above

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escape mechanism

noun

English Language Learners Definition of escape mechanism

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

escape mechanism

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Medical Definition of escape mechanism 

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

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