escape

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noun
1 getting away from a place
ADJECTIVE
attempted
successful
great

one of the greatest escapes of all time

daring

the daring escape of a Resistance fighter from prison

hasty, quick

I made a hasty escape.

VERB + ESCAPE
make, make good

He made his escape through the window.

I found an open door and made good my escape.

plan
attempt

a group of slaves that attempted an escape

block, prevent

He stepped in front of me, blocking my escape.

allow

The ground became swamped, allowing no escape.

ESCAPE + NOUN
attempt, bid (esp. BrE)
route
vehicle
hatch, ladder, tunnel
plan

Together they formulated an escape plan.

PREPOSITION
escape from

his escape from the prison camp

PHRASES
a means of escape, a way of escape

She looked around for a means of escape.

a possibility of escape

There was clearly no possibility of escape.

2 avoiding sth unpleasant or boring
ADJECTIVE
close, narrow, near
lucky, miraculous, remarkable

A driver had a lucky escape after a brick was dropped on his car from a bridge.

temporary

young people's need for temporary escape from the demanding journey into adulthood

perfect, ultimate, welcome

For many, the ultimate escape is a tranquil beach filled with white sand.

VERB + ESCAPE
have
plan, plot

Celine has been plotting her escape for months.

need, seek

city dwellers seeking escape from stress

find

Craig finds escape in dreams.

offer, provide

This play offered an escape from the everyday.

PREPOSITION
escape from

He had a narrow escape from gunfire.

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verb
ADVERB
barely, just, narrowly

They narrowly escaped being killed in the fire.

The survivors barely escape in whatever ships they can find.

not completely, not entirely, not fully

The head of department cannot entirely escape responsibility for this situation.

somehow

Apparently, they had escaped somehow and gotten home.

largely

The city largely escaped bombing in the campaign.

eventually, finally

She eventually escaped to the US.

never

Tony may never escape his emotional struggle.

easily

They're so small they can easily escape notice.

safely, successfully

pilots who successfully escaped while their aircraft was being shot down

VERB + ESCAPE
cannot
be impossible to
be easy to

It was easy to escape in the confusion of the besieged city.

attempt to, seek to, try to
struggle to

He got hurt while struggling to escape.

hope to, want to, wish to

a lonely man who wants to escape his lifestyle

need to

I need to escape. I want to go away from here.

manage to
let sb

It was stupid of Lee to let them escape.

help sb (to)
PREPOSITION
from

to escape from prison

into

They escaped into the forest.

to

The family escaped to the West.

with

Thieves escaped with property worth over $5 000.

without

The driver escaped without injury.

PHRASES
escape alive

Only two of the men escaped alive.

escape sb's clutches

He had managed to escape the clutches of the police yet again.

escape from it all

We would always go there to escape from it all.

escape (sb's) notice

errors that had escaped my notice

escape unharmed, escape unhurt, escape uninjured, escape unscathed
escape with your life

She was very lucky to escape with her life.

Escape is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑cry, ↑fumes, ↑gasp, ↑inmate, ↑laugh, ↑sigh, ↑sob, ↑steam, ↑tear, ↑whimper, ↑word, ↑yawn
Escape is used with these nouns as the object: ↑annihilation, ↑arrest, ↑attention, ↑bankruptcy, ↑blame, ↑captivity, ↑capture, ↑censure, ↑clutch, ↑confinement, ↑confines, ↑conviction, ↑criticism, ↑danger, ↑death, ↑destiny, ↑destruction, ↑detection, ↑embrace, ↑execution, ↑extradition, ↑fate, ↑fighting, ↑grasp, ↑hell, ↑influence, ↑injury, ↑jail, ↑jaw, ↑justice, ↑massacre, ↑mind, ↑nightmare, ↑notice, ↑oppression, ↑penalty, ↑poverty, ↑predicament, ↑pressure, ↑prison, ↑prosecution, ↑punishment, ↑recession, ↑repression, ↑responsibility, ↑rigour, ↑scrutiny, ↑slavery, ↑tax, ↑throat, ↑torment, ↑trap, ↑tyranny, ↑worst, ↑wrath, ↑wreck

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