[es-kuh-peyd, es-kuh-peyd] /ˈɛs kəˌpeɪd, ˌɛs kəˈpeɪd/
a reckless adventure or wild prank.
an from confinement or restraint.
a wild or exciting adventure, esp one that is mischievous or unlawful; scrape
any lighthearted or carefree episode; prank; romp
1650s, “an escape from confinement,” from French escapade (16c.) “a prank or trick,” from Spanish escapada “a prank, flight, an escape,” noun use of fem. past participle of escapar “to escape,” from Vulgar Latin *excappare (see escape). Or perhaps the French word is via Italian scappata, from scappare, from the same Vulgar Latin source. Figurative sense (1814) is of “breaking loose” from rules or restraints on behavior.
[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 […]
noun 1. an entertainer expert in getting out of handcuffs, ropes, chains, trunks, or other confining devices. 2. an inmate of a prison who has a reputation for being able to escape confinement.
- Escape beat
escape beat n. An automatic beat, usually arising from the atrioventricular node or ventricle, but occurring after an expected normal beat has defaulted.
noun 1. a provision in a contract that enables a party to terminate contractual obligations in specified circumstances. noun 1. a clause in a contract freeing one of the parties from his obligations in certain circumstances