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Three people died in the fire, but John escaped through the bedroom window.
His family escaped from Germany and arrived in Britain in 1938.
people trying to escape poverty
She saw university as a way to escape from her oppressive home life.
She was shot while trying to escape.
Maggie started talking to me and I thought I’d never escape.
He was trying to escape the clutches of two amorous young girls.
Two security guards escaped injury in the attack.
Mr Smith escaped with cuts and bruises.
Her two-week-old baby escaped unscathed.
He was lucky to escape with his life.
The area has escaped the ravages of war.
Hughes seems certain to escape punishment.
Durham narrowly escaped defeat in their first match of the season.
The cinema allowed people to escape from the depressing realities of their lives.
His name escapes me right now.
It seems to have escaped him that I was the one who first introduced him to her.
It had not escaped my attention that Joseph was absent.
How will we know if there’s any gas escaping?
About five tonnes of crude oil had escaped into the sea.
This is the British English definition of escape. View American English definition of escape.