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noun escape pronunciation in American English /ɪˈskeɪp/
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pluralescapes
  1. 1
    [countable/uncountable] an act of avoiding or getting away from a person, place, or bad situation
    escape from: He had no means of escape from his debts.
    chance/hope of escape: There was now only a slim chance of escape.
    make your escape: She was relieved to make her escape from the meeting.
    escape route: Make sure you are aware of possible escape routes from your hotel room.
  2. 2
    [countable/uncountable] a way of helping yourself to stop thinking about an unpleasant situation that you are in
    He used alcohol as a means of escape.
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  3. 3
    [countable] an amount of gas or liquid that escapes from a container
    escape of: There was a rapid escape of gas.
  4. 5
    [uncountable] the escape key on a computer
    Press escape to return to the main menu.

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