Escapable



[ih-skeyp] /ɪˈskeɪp/

verb (used without object), escaped, escaping.
1.
to slip or get away, as from confinement or restraint; gain or regain liberty:
to escape from jail.
Synonyms: flee, abscond, decamp.
2.
to slip away from pursuit or peril; avoid capture, punishment, or any threatened evil.
3.
to issue from a confining enclosure, as a fluid.
4.
to slip away; fade:
The words escaped from memory.
5.
Botany. (of an originally cultivated plant) to grow wild.
6.
(of a rocket, molecule, etc.) to achieve .
verb (used with object), escaped, escaping.
7.
to slip away from or elude (pursuers, captors, etc.):
He escaped the police.
Synonyms: dodge, flee, avoid.
8.
to succeed in avoiding (any threatened or possible danger or evil):
She escaped capture.
9.
to elude (one’s memory, notice, search, etc.).
10.
to fail to be noticed or recollected by (a person):
Her reply escapes me.
11.
(of a sound or utterance) to slip from or be expressed by (a person, one’s lips, etc.) inadvertently.
noun
12.
an act or instance of escaping.
Synonyms: flight.
13.
the fact of having escaped.
14.
a means of escaping:
We used the tunnel as an escape.
15.
avoidance of reality:
She reads mystery stories as an escape.
16.
leakage, as of water or gas, from a pipe or storage container.
17.
Botany. a plant that originated in cultivated stock and is now growing wild.
18.
Physics, Rocketry. the act of achieving .
19.
(usually initial capital letter) Computers. .
adjective
20.
for or providing an escape:
an escape route.
/ɪˈskeɪp/
verb
1.
to get away or break free from (confinements, captors, etc): the lion escaped from the zoo
2.
to manage to avoid (imminent danger, punishment, evil, etc): to escape death
3.
(intransitive) usually foll by from. (of gases, liquids, etc) to issue gradually, as from a crack or fissure; seep; leak: water was escaping from the dam
4.
(transitive) to elude; be forgotten by: the actual figure escapes me
5.
(transitive) to be articulated inadvertently or involuntarily: a roar escaped his lips
6.
(intransitive) (of cultivated plants) to grow wild
noun
7.
the act of escaping or state of having escaped
8.
avoidance of injury, harm, etc: a narrow escape
9.

10.
a means of distraction or relief, esp from reality or boredom: angling provides an escape for many city dwellers
11.
a gradual outflow; leakage; seepage
12.
Also called escape valve, escape cock. a valve that releases air, steam, etc, above a certain pressure; relief valve or safety valve
13.
a plant that was originally cultivated but is now growing wild
v.

c.1300, from Old North French escaper, Old French eschaper (12c., Modern French échapper), from Vulgar Latin *excappare, literally “get out of one’s cape, leave a pursuer with just one’s cape,” from Latin ex- “out of” (see ex-) + Late Latin cappa “mantle” (see cap (n.)). Related: Escaped; escaping.
n.

c.1400, from escape (v.); earlier eschap (c.1300). Mental/emotional sense is from 1853. Escape clause in the legal sense first recorded 1945.

escape es·cape (ĭ-skāp’)
n.

In addition to the idiom beginning with escape

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