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|part of speech:
||escaped, escapes, escaping
||to get free from something; to get away.
The prisoner escaped from jail.The dog escaped out the front door.
- similar words:
- dash, depart, exit, slip away
||escapable (adj.), escaper (n.)
comes from an early French word that means "to leave one's cape behind," which can happen when one is in a hurry.
The word escape
contains the following part:
that means out, out of, away
More about this word part:
The prefix es-
is an assimilated form of the prefix ex-
, used before roots beginning with a hard "c". See ex-