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Another word for escape

  1. To break loose and leave suddenly, as from confinement or from a difficult or threatening situation

  2. To keep away from

      1. To refuse to accept socially; avoid having social contact with:
      2. To keep away from; avoid scrupulously or consistently, often, specif., as a practice by a group against a co-worker, coreligionist, etc. who has fallen out of favor
      3. To avoid, especially persistently.
      1. To avoid doing or answering directly; get around; get out of
      2. To avoid complying with or fulfilling:
      3. To avoid complying with or fulfilling a requirement.
      1. To refrain from (doing something).
      2. To keep away from (something harmful or disliked); shun; avoid; abstain from
      3. To avoid using, accepting, participating in, or partaking of:
      1. To escape the memory or understanding of:
      2. To escape detection, notice, or understanding by
      3. To avoid or escape from by quickness, cunning, etc.; evade
      1. (Slang) To move (in or out) quickly
      2. To lower quickly, especially so as to avoid something:
      3. (Informal) To avoid or evade
      1. To use tricks, deceits, or evasions; be shifty
      2. To avoid (a blow, etc.) by moving or shifting quickly aside
      3. To avoid meeting
      1. To surround or encircle with evils, enmity, etc.; entrap
      2. To get the better of or prevent from happening by craft or ingenuity
      3. To avoid or evade
      1. To ignore, fail to consult, etc.
      2. To go around instead of through; use a bypass to avoid
      3. To avoid (an obstacle) by using an alternative channel, passage, or route.
      1. To execute (someone) by suffocation so as to leave the body intact and suitable for dissection.
      2. To get rid of quietly; evade or suppress, as a parliamentary bill, discussion, etc.
      3. To avoid; disregard:
      1. To stay clear of; go around or away from:
      2. To prevent from happening:
      3. To refrain from using, engaging in, or partaking of:
  3. To fail to be fixed by the mind, memory, or senses of

      1. To evade or escape from, as by daring, cleverness, or skill:
      2. To avoid or escape from by quickness, cunning, etc.; evade
      3. To escape detection, notice, or understanding by
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  1. The act or an instance of escaping, as from confinement or difficulty

      1. Flight, especially from the law:
      2. Headlong flight, usually to escape punishment for a crime
      3. Used in the expression on the lam to mean that a person is fleeing law enforcement, possibly in hiding.
      1. The start, as of a race.
      2. A means of escape.
      3. The place to which one goes for this
      1. A flight arrow
      2. An exuberant or transcendent effort or display:
      3. The distance covered or that can be covered at one time by an airplane, bird, projectile, etc.
      1. (Rare) The action of escaping or a means of escape
      2. The contrivance in a timepiece (winding wrist watch) which connects the train of wheel work with the pendulum or balance, giving to the latter the impulse by which it is kept in vibration; -- so called because it allows a tooth to escape from a pallet at each vibration.
      3. The part in a mechanical clock or watch that controls the speed and regularity of the balance wheel or pendulum, and thereby of the entire mechanism, by the movement of a notched wheel (escape wheel), one tooth of which is permitted to escape from the detaining catch at a time
      1. (Sports) A play, as in hockey, in which the defending team moves the puck out of its defensive zone, especially by passing, to begin an offensive play.
      2. A forceful emergence from a restrictive condition or situation.
      3. An escape from any restrictive or confining situation
      1. The result of breaking, as a crack, separation, or opening:
      2. Break dancing.
      3. An escape:
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  2. The act, an instance, or a means of avoiding

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  3. Freedom from worry, care, or unpleasantness

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Another word for escape

  1. The act of escaping

  2. Place of escape

      1. An opening on or beneath the dashboard having a number of slats, often adjustable, for regulating the passage of air into a motor vehicle
      2. A hole or opening to permit passage or escape, as of a gas
      3. (Rare) The action of escaping or passing out, or the means or opportunity to do this; issue; outlet
      1. The demand made by a political party for a person to accept, sometimes reluctantly, a candidacy
      2. A written order issued by one person, bank, firm, etc., directing the payment of money to another; check
      3. (Nautical) The depth of a vessel's keel below the water line, especially when loaded:
      1. The system of pipes, including mufflers, catalytic converters, etc. through which such steam, gas, etc. is released
      2. The discharge or release of used steam, gas, etc. from a steam or gas turbine or from the cylinders of an engine at the end of every working stroke of the pistons
      3. An apparatus for drawing out noxious air or waste material by means of a partial vacuum.
      1. Something that restrains a flood or outpouring:
      2. A gate in a stream or canal, to control the height and flow of the water; sluice
      3. A gate used to control the flow of a body of water.
      1. Any narrow passageway
      2. A passage between two rows of cabins in a ship.
      3. A narrow street formed by the proximity of adjacent buildings.
      1. A circular window set in the hull of a ship.
      2. (Nautical) A small, usually circular window in a ship's side.
      3. An opening in a ship's side, esp. a round one for admitting light and air, fitted with thick glass and, often, a hinged metal cover
      1. An opening, as in the deck of a ship, in the roof or floor of a building, or in an aircraft.
      2. A fine line used in hatching.
      3. The young hatched at one time; a brood.
      1. A small tortricid moth whose larva sews together the edges of a leaf by means of silk.
      2. An artificial, usually underground conduit for carrying off sewage or rainwater.
      3. A pipe or drain, usually underground, used to carry off water and waste matter
      1. A pipe for carrying off waste water, sink drainage, excess steam, etc.
      2. A pipe that carries off liquid waste; a drain or drainpipe
      1. A ladder, chute, rope, etc. used for the same purpose
      2. A stairway, typically an open, metal one down an outside wall, designed to provide a means of escape from a burning building
      3. A structure or device, such as an outside stairway attached to a building, erected for emergency exit in the event of fire.
      1. A crack or flaw that permits something to escape from or enter a container or conduit:
      2. An amount leaked:
      3. A disclosure of secret or confidential information; specif., an ostensibly accidental disclosure by a government official to the news media, actually intended to produce an effect
      1. An act or instance of leaking; leak
      2. An amount lost as the result of leaking.
      3. Loss of retail stock, especially due to theft
      1. The amount flowing out:
      2. The act or process of flowing out:
      3. Something that flows out:
      1. (Computers) A condition in which a calculation produces a unit of data too large to be stored in the location allotted to it.
      2. An outlet or vent through which excess liquid may escape.
      3. An outlet for overflowing liquids
      1. A means of escape; esp., a means of evading or escaping an obligation, enforcement of a law or contract, etc.
      2. A way of avoiding or escaping a cost or legal burden that would otherwise apply by means of an omission or ambiguity in the wording of a contract or law.
      3. A small hole or slit in a wall, especially one through which small arms may be fired.
      1. (US) Alternative spelling of way-out.
      2. An exit
      3. Far from shore, home, or other familiar place
      1. Any point in an electrical circuit where a plug can be inserted to connect with a power supply
      2. A retail store that sells defective, damaged, or surplus merchandise at a discount
      3. A means of release or gratification, as for energies, drives, or desires:
      1. A passage or gate from inside someplace to the outside, outgang.
      2. A way out; doorway or passage leading out
      3. The action of leaving.
  3. Mental release

      1. Behavior characterized by this tendency
      2. A genre of book, film etc. that one uses to indulge this tendency
      3. A tendency to escape from reality, the responsibilities and routine of real life, etc., esp. by unrealistic imaginative activity
      1. Anything that diverts or distracts the attention; specif., a pastime or amusement
      2. A maneuver that draws the attention of an opponent away from a planned point of action, especially as part of military strategy.
      3. A policy or practice permitting a juvenile to be removed from traditional processing in juvenile court and placed in a program involving an alternative disposition, such as treatment or rehabilitation services.
      1. The process of being distracted.
      2. The act of distracting, or the condition of being distracted:
      3. Mental or emotional disturbance; agitation or confusion: