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escape

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1 the act or an instance of getting free from danger or confinement

  • a daring prison escape
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2 the act or a means of getting or keeping away from something undesirable

  • the reading of science fiction novels as an escape from boring reality
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escape

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1 to get free from a dangerous or confining situation

  • everyone managed to escape from the burning building in time
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break free

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2 to get or keep away from (as a responsibility) through cleverness or trickery

  • a judge who is very determined not to let criminals escape punishment
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fight shy of, keep clear of, stay clear of, steer clear of

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Synonym Discussion of escape

escape, avoid, evade, elude, shun, eschew mean to get away or keep away from something. escape stresses the fact of getting away or being passed by not necessarily through effort or by conscious intent.
    • nothing escapes her sharp eyes
avoid stresses forethought and caution in keeping clear of danger or difficulty.
    • try to avoid past errors
evade implies adroitness, ingenuity, or lack of scruple in escaping or avoiding.
    • evaded the question by changing the subject
elude implies a slippery or baffling quality in the person or thing that escapes.
    • what she sees in him eludes me
shun often implies an avoiding as a matter of habitual practice or policy and may imply repugnance or abhorrence.
    • you have shunned your responsibilities
eschew implies an avoiding or abstaining from as unwise or distasteful.
    • a playwright who eschews melodrama


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