Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun escape

8 senses of escape

Sense 1
escape, flight -- (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")
       => running away -- (the act of leaving (without permission) the place you are expected to be)

Sense 2
escape, escapism -- (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")
       => diversion, recreation -- (an activity that diverts or amuses or stimulates; "scuba diving is provided as a diversion for tourists"; "for recreation he wrote poetry and solved crossword puzzles"; "drug abuse is often regarded as a form of recreation")

Sense 3
evasion, escape, dodging -- (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")
       => negligence, carelessness, neglect, nonperformance -- (failure to act with the prudence that a reasonable person would exercise under the same circumstances)

Sense 4
escape -- (an avoidance of danger or difficulty; "that was a narrow escape")
       => avoidance, turning away, shunning, dodging -- (deliberately avoiding; keeping away from or preventing from happening)

Sense 5
escape -- (a means or way of escaping; "hard work was his escape from worry"; "they installed a second hatch as an escape"; "their escape route")
       => means, agency, way -- (how a result is obtained or an end is achieved; "a means of control"; "an example is the best agency of instruction"; "the true way to success")

Sense 6
escape -- (a plant originally cultivated but now growing wild)
       => plant, flora, plant life -- ((botany) a living organism lacking the power of locomotion)

Sense 7
escape, leak, leakage, outflow -- (the discharge of a fluid from some container; "they tried to stop the escape of gas from the damaged pipe"; "he had to clean up the leak")
       => discharge, outpouring, run -- (the pouring forth of a fluid)

Sense 8
safety valve, relief valve, escape valve, escape cock, escape -- (a valve in a container in which pressure can build up (as a steam boiler); it opens automatically when the pressure reaches a dangerous level)
       => valve -- (control consisting of a mechanical device for controlling the flow of a fluid)
       => regulator -- (any of various controls or devices for regulating or controlling fluid flow, pressure, temperature, etc.)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb escape

7 senses of escape

Sense 1
escape, get away, break loose -- (run away from confinement; "The convicted murderer escaped from a high security prison")
       => flee, fly, take flight -- (run away quickly; "He threw down his gun and fled")

Sense 2
miss, escape -- (fail to experience; "Fortunately, I missed the hurricane")
       => avoid -- (stay clear from; keep away from; keep out of the way of someone or something; "Her former friends now avoid her")

Sense 3
get off, get away, get by, get out, escape -- (escape potentially unpleasant consequences; get away with a forbidden action; "She gets away with murder!"; "I couldn't get out from under these responsibilities")
       => avoid -- (stay clear from; keep away from; keep out of the way of someone or something; "Her former friends now avoid her")

Sense 4
elude, escape -- (be incomprehensible to; escape understanding by; "What you are seeing in him eludes me")
       => perplex, vex, stick, get, puzzle, mystify, baffle, beat, pose, bewilder, flummox, stupefy, nonplus, gravel, amaze, dumbfound -- (be a mystery or bewildering to; "This beats me!"; "Got me--I don't know the answer!"; "a vexing problem"; "This question really stuck me")

Sense 5
escape, get away -- (remove oneself from a familiar environment, usually for pleasure or diversion; "We escaped to our summer house for a few days"; "The president of the company never manages to get away during the summer")
       => escape, get away, break loose -- (run away from confinement; "The convicted murderer escaped from a high security prison")

Sense 6
scat, run, scarper, turn tail, lam, run away, hightail it, bunk, head for the hills, take to the woods, escape, fly the coop, break away -- (flee; take to one's heels; cut and run; "If you see this man, run!"; "The burglars escaped before the police showed up")
       => leave, go forth, go away -- (go away from a place; "At what time does your train leave?"; "She didn't leave until midnight"; "The ship leaves at midnight")

Sense 7
escape -- (issue or leak, as from a small opening; "Gas escaped into the bedroom")
       => issue, emerge, come out, come forth, go forth, egress -- (come out of; "Water issued from the hole in the wall"; "The words seemed to come out by themselves")

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