escape noun

1 getting away from a place

ADJ. attempted | successful | great one of the greatest escapes of all time

VERB + ESCAPE effect, make, make good He made his escape through the window. I found an open door and made good my escape. | plan | foil, prevent

ESCAPE + NOUN attempt, bid | route

PREP. ~ from his escape from the prison camp

PHRASES a means/way of escape She looked round for a means of escape. | a possibility of escape There was clearly no possibility of escape.

2 avoiding sth unpleasant or boring

ADJ. close, narrow, near | lucky, miraculous, remarkable A driver had a lucky escape after a brick was dropped on his car from an overhead bridge.


PREP. ~ from He had a narrow escape from gunfire.