Escape

Definition of Escape

Es`cape´
v. t.1.To flee from and avoid; to be saved or exempt from; to shun; to obtain security from; as, to escape danger.
[imp. & p. p. Escaped ; p. pr. & vb. n. Escaping.]
2.To avoid the notice of; to pass unobserved by; to evade; as, the fact escaped our attention.
They escaped the search of the enemy.
- Ludlow.
v. i.1.To flee, and become secure from danger; - often followed by from or out of.
Haste, for thy life escape, nor look behind
- Keble.
2.To get clear from danger or evil of any form; to be passed without harm.
Such heretics . . . would have been thought fortunate, if they escaped with life.
- Macaulay.
3.To get free from that which confines or holds; - used of persons or things; as, to escape from prison, from arrest, or from slavery; gas escapes from the pipes; electricity escapes from its conductors.
To escape out of these meshes.
- Thackeray.
n.1.The act of fleeing from danger, of evading harm, or of avoiding notice; deliverance from injury or any evil; flight; as, an escape in battle; a narrow escape; also, the means of escape; as, a fire escape.
I would hasten my escape from the windy storm.
- Ps. lv. 8.
2.That which escapes attention or restraint; a mistake; an oversight; also, transgression.
I should have been more accurate, and corrected all those former escapes.
- Burton.
3.A sally.
4.(Law) The unlawful permission, by a jailer or other custodian, of a prisoner's departure from custody.
5.(Bot.) A plant which has escaped from cultivation.
5.(Arch.) An apophyge.
6.Leakage or outflow, as of steam or a liquid.
7.(Elec.) Leakage or loss of currents from the conducting wires, caused by defective insulation.
Escape pipe
(Steam Boilers) a pipe for carrying away steam that escapes through a safety valve.
Escape valve
(Steam Engine) a relief valve; a safety valve. See under Relief, and Safety.
Escape wheel
(Horol.) the wheel of an escapement.

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