Did you know?

Click any word in a definition or example to find the entry for that word

To escape from a place or situation - synonyms or related words



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



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



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

Open Dictionary


the activity of exploring abandoned buildings and other manmade structures

add a word


A must for anyone with an interest in the changing face of language. The Macmillan Dictionary blog explores English as it is spoken around the world today.

global English and language change from our blog
Macmillan learn live love play