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To escape from a place or situation

escape

verb

to get away from a place where you are in danger

get away

to escape from a person or place

break away

to escape from a person, place, or situation

flee

verb

to escape from a dangerous situation or place very quickly

break for

to go somewhere quickly, especially in order to escape

break out

to escape from something such as a situation or way of life

throw off

to escape from someone who is chasing you

bolt

verb

to escape from a place

make a break (for something)

to suddenly run away from someone in order to escape

make off with

to escape with something, especially something stolen

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