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1escapeˈskeɪp/verb
escapesescapedescaping
1escape
ˈskeɪp/
verb
escapesescapedescaping
Learner's definition of ESCAPE  
[no object] 
: to get away from a place (such as a prison) where you are being held or kept
   b : to get away from a dangerous place or situation
: to get away from something that is difficult or unpleasant
[+ object]
[no object]
: to avoid something: to not experience something (such as disease or injury)
[+ object]
[no object]
[+ object] : to fail to be remembered or noticed by (someone)
[no object] : to come out from somewhere: to leak out
literary : to come out or be spoken without being intended
[+ object]
[no object]

escape the ax

— see 1ax

there is no escaping

— used to say that something is certainly true, real, etc., and cannot be avoided or denied
2escapeˈskeɪp/noun
pluralescapes
2escape
ˈskeɪp/
noun
pluralescapes
Learner's definition of ESCAPE  
[count] : an act of escaping from a place, situation, etc.
[count] : a way of escaping from a place, situation, etc.
— see also fire escape
: an occurrence in which an amount of liquid or gas passes out through a hole or crack in a container
[count]
[noncount]
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