the act of escaping physically an avoidance of danger or difficulty
- "that was a narrow escape"
- "the canary escaped from its cage"
- "he made his escape from the mental hospital"
- "that escape from the consequences is possible but unattractive"
- "Two prisoners made an escape yesterday"
An inclination to retreat from unpleasant realities through diversion or fantasy a means or way of escaping
- "Hard work was his escape from worry"
a plant originally cultivated but now growing wild
The unwanted discharge of a fluid from some container
- "They tried to stop the escape of gas from the damaged pipe"
a way of avoiding something difficult, dangerous, or unpleasant
run away from confinement
- "The convicted murderer escaped from a high security prison"