escape [ih-skeyp] Show IPA
|Part of Speech:||verb|
|Definition:||break away from|
|Synonyms:||abscond, avoid, bail out, bolt, burst out, circumvent, cut and run, cut loose, decamp, depart, desert, disappear, dodge, double, duck, duck out, elope, elude, emerge, evade, flee, fly, fly the coop, get away with, get off, go scot-free, leave, make getaway, make off, make oneself scarce, pass, play hooky, run, run away, run off, run out on, shun, skip, slip, slip away, steal away, take a powder, take flight, take on the lam, vanish, work out of, wriggle out|
|Antonyms:||capture, remain, stay|
|Category:||2. Subservience to ends; contingent subservience|
escape, scape; avolation, elopement, flight; evasion (avoidance); retreat; narrow escape, hairbreadth escape; close call; come off, impunity., [Means of escape] loophole (opening) [more]; path; refuse; vent, vent peg; safety valve; drawbridge, fire escape., reprieve (deliverance); liberation. refugee (fugitive) [more].
escape, scape; make one's escape, effect one's escape, make good one's escape; break jail; get off, get clear off, get well out of; echapper belle, save one's bacon; weather the storm (safe); escape scot- free., elude, make off (avoid) [more];. march off (go away) [more]; give one the slip; slip through the hands, slip through the fingers; slip the collar, wriggle out of prison, break out, break loose, break loose from prison; break away, slip away, get away; find vent, find a hole to creep out of., disappear, vanish.
.escaping, escaped stolen away, fled.
the bird has flown the coop.
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