escape verb

ADV. narrowly They narrowly escaped being killed in the fire. | not entirely The head of department cannot entirely escape responsibility for this situation.

VERB + ESCAPE cannot/could not | be impossible to | attempt to, try to | manage to | let sb It was stupid of Lee to let them escape. | help sb (to)

PREP. from to escape from prison | into They escaped into the forest. | to The family escaped to England. | with Thieves escaped with property worth over £5,000.

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 unharmed/unhurt/uninjured/unscathed, escape with your life She was very lucky to escape with her life.