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

  1. She uses humor as an escape mechanism.

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

First Known Use of escape mechanism

1927

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ESCAPE MECHANISM Defined for English Language Learners

escape mechanism

Definition of escape mechanism for English Language Learners

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


Medical Dictionary

escape mechanism

noun

medical Definition of escape mechanism

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

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