Definition Of escape


an act of breaking free from confinement or control.

the story of his escape from a POW camp

break free from confinement or control.

two burglars have just escaped from prison

fail to be noticed or remembered by (someone).

the name escaped him

interrupt (an operation) by means of the escape key.

Example Of escape

  • A boy of 15 riding a stolen moped crashed and died while trying to escape a police car, an inquest heard yesterday.

  • A dream holiday in the Caribbean turned into a narrow escape for a pair of friends from Trowbridge as they found themselves in the path of a hurricane.

  • A driver who raced through Lancaster and caused a crash to escape police has been jailed for 15 months and banned from driving for two years.

  • A family of four from Pewsey has spoken of its narrow escape from the flooding disaster that devastated the Cornish village of Boscastle.

  • a gas escape

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