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To escape from a place or situation - thesaurus

Synonyms

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 someone off the scent/track

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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abscond

verb

formal to escape from a place where you are being kept as a punishment

break free

to escape from someone who is trying to hold you

break free

to escape from an unpleasant person or situation that controls your life

do a runner

to leave quickly without paying for something or in order to avoid trouble

elude

verb

formal to manage to escape or hide from someone or something

escape

verb

to get away from a place that you are not allowed to leave, for example a prison

escape

noun

an act of avoiding or getting away from a person, place, or bad situation

flee

verb

to escape from a difficult or embarrassing situation very quickly

flight

noun

the act of running away or of trying to escape from someone or something

give someone the slip

to escape from someone who is following or chasing you

leg it

to run very quickly, especially in order to escape from someone or something

lose

verb

to manage to escape from someone who is following you

make a bolt for something

to quickly run towards something in order to try and escape

make a getaway

informal to escape after committing a crime

make a run for it

to suddenly start running because you want to escape

make away with

to escape with something that you have stolen

runaway

noun

someone who has left their home or has escaped from somewhere

run away

to secretly leave a place where you should stay, because you are not happy there

run for it

to run very quickly in order to escape from someone or something

shake

verb

to escape from someone who is following or chasing you

strain at the leash

mainly American to try and escape from someone’s control so that you can do what you want

take flight

to run away, or to try to escape

take to your heels

to run away from someone, especially because you have done something wrong

turn tail

to run away from a dangerous situation

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