the act of escaping physically; "he made his escape from the mental hospital"; "the canary escaped from its cage"; "his flight was an indication of his guilt"
a means or way of escaping; "hard work was his escape from worry"; "they installed a second hatch as an escape"; "their escape route"
an avoidance of danger or difficulty; "that was a narrow escape"
an inclination to retreat from unpleasant realities through diversion or fantasy; "romantic novels were her escape from the stress of daily life"; "his alcohol problem was a form of escapism"
issue or leak, as from a small opening; "Gas escaped into the bedroom"
nonperformance of something distasteful (as by deceit or trickery) that you are supposed to do; "his evasion of his clear duty was reprehensible"; "that escape from the consequences is possible but unattractive"
fail to experience; "Fortunately, I missed the hurricane"
a valve in a container in which pressur
give a thrashing to; beat hard
flee; take to one's heels; cut and run; "If you see this man, run!"; "The burglars escaped before the police showed up"
a rapid escape (as by criminals); "the thieves made a clean getaway"; "after the expose he had to take it on the lam"
a place of business with equipment and facilities for exercising and improving physical fitness