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es·cape

escape

 
 
pronunciation:
ih skeIp
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part of speech: verb
inflections: escapes, escaping, escaped
definition: to get free from something; to get away.
The prisoner escaped from jail.The dog escaped out the front door.
synonyms:
flee
similar words:
dash, depart, exit, slip away
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derivations: escapable (adj.), escaper (n.)
Word History
Escape comes from an early French word that means "to leave one's cape behind," which can happen when one is in a hurry.
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