Textual thesaurus for "escape"

(noun) flight

the act of escaping physically

he made his escape from the mental hospital; the canary escaped from its cage; his flight was an indication of his guilt

(noun) escapism

an inclination to retreat from unpleasant realities through diversion or fantasy

romantic novels were her escape from the stress of daily life; his alcohol problem was a form of escapism

(noun) dodging, evasion

nonperformance of something distasteful (as by deceit or trickery) that you are supposed to do

his evasion of his clear duty was reprehensible; that escape from the consequences is possible but unattractive

(noun) safety valve, relief valve, escape cock, escape valve

a valve in a container in which pressure can build up (as a steam boiler); it opens automatically when the pressure reaches a dangerous level

(noun) outflow, leak, leakage

the discharge of a fluid from some container

they tried to stop the escape of gas from the damaged pipe; he had to clean up the leak

(verb) miss

fail to experience

Fortunately, I missed the hurricane

(verb) get away, get by, get off, get out

escape potentially unpleasant consequences; get away with a forbidden action

She gets away with murder!; I couldn't get out from under these responsibilities

(verb) break loose, get away

run away from confinement

The convicted murderer escaped from a high security prison

(verb) head for the hills, hightail it, fly the coop, lam, break away, bunk, run, run away, scarper, scat, take to the woods, turn tail

flee; take to one's heels; cut and run

If you see this man, run!; The burglars escaped before the police showed up

(verb) get away

remove oneself from a familiar environment, usually for pleasure or diversion

We escaped to our summer house for a few days; The president of the company never manages to get away during the summer

(verb) elude

be incomprehensible to; escape understanding by

What you are seeing in him eludes me