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  • 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
  • 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
  • a plant originally cultivated but now growing wild
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • issue or leak, as from a small opening
    • Gas escaped into the bedroom
  • flee; take to one's heels; cut and run
    • If you see this man, run!
    • The burglars escaped before the police showed up
  • 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
  • be incomprehensible to; escape understanding by
    • What you are seeing in him eludes me
  • escape potentially unpleasant consequences; get away with a forbidden action
    • She gets away with murder!
    • I couldn't get out from under these responsibilities
  • fail to experience
    • Fortunately, I missed the hurricane
  • run away from confinement
    • The convicted murderer escaped from a high security prison
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