|1.||[ verb ] run away from confinement|
"The convicted murderer escaped from a high security prison"
|Related terms:||flee shake break slip elude run_away escape getaway escapee|
|2.||[ verb ] escape potentially unpleasant consequences; get away with a forbidden action|
|Synonyms:||escape get_by get_off get_out|
"She gets away with murder!" "I couldn't get out from under these responsibilities"
|Related terms:||avoid evade evasion|
|3.||[ verb ] 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"
|Related terms:||escape escapist|