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verb [transitive]     escort pronunciation in British English
Word Forms
present tense
present participleescorting
past tenseescorted
past participleescorted
  1. 1
    to go somewhere with a person, vehicle, ship etc in order to protect them or to prevent them from escaping

    Her bodyguards escorted her through the airport.

  2. 2
    to go somewhere with someone in order to be certain that they arrive at the right place

    She escorted him to the front door.

  3. 3
    to go with someone to a formal social event as their partner

    Denise was escorted by her uncle.

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