make good one's escape

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of make good one's escape

: to escape successfully
  • The prisoners dug a tunnel under the fence and made good their escape.

Word by Word Definitions

make play
  1. : behave, act

  2. : to begin or seem to begin (an action)

  3. : to cause to happen to or be experienced by someone

  1. : the manner or style in which a thing is constructed

  2. : brand

  3. : the physical, mental, or moral constitution of a person

good play
  1. : of a favorable character or tendency

  2. : bountiful, fertile

  3. : handsome, attractive

  1. : something that is good

  2. : something conforming to the moral order of the universe

  3. : praiseworthy character : goodness

  1. : well

  2. used as an intensive

escape play
  1. : to get away (as by flight)

  2. : to issue from confinement

  3. : to run wild from cultivation

  1. : an act or instance of escaping: such as

  2. : flight from confinement

  3. : evasion of something undesirable

  1. : providing a means of escape

  2. : providing a means of evading a regulation, claim, or commitment


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