- break free from confinement or control；elude or get free from (someone)
- an act of breaking free from confinement or control；an act of avoiding something dangerous or unpleasant
verb: escape, 3rd person present: escapes, gerund or present participle: escaping, past tense: escaped, past participle: escaped
noun: escape, plural noun: escapes
- 1. break free from confinement or control two burglars have just escaped from prison 同義詞 反義詞
- ▪ elude or get free from (someone) he drove along the dual carriageway to escape police 同義詞 反義詞
- ▪ succeed in avoiding or eluding something dangerous or unpleasant the driver escaped with a broken knee a baby boy narrowly escaped death 同義詞 反義詞
- ▪ (of a gas, liquid, or heat) leak from a container the CFCs have escaped into the atmosphere 同義詞
- ▪ (of words or sounds) issue involuntarily or inadvertently from (someone) a sob escaped her lips
- 2. fail to be noticed or remembered by (someone) the name escaped him it may have escaped your notice, but this is not a hotel
- 3. interrupt (an operation) by means of the escape key.
- ▪ cause (a subsequent character or characters) to be interpreted differently.
- 1. an act of breaking free from confinement or control the gang had made their escape he could think of no way of escape, short of rudeness 同義詞 反義詞
- ▪ an act of avoiding something dangerous or unpleasant the baby was fine, but it was a lucky escape 同義詞
- ▪ a means of escaping from somewhere he had planned his escape route
- ▪ a garden plant or pet animal that has gone wild and (especially in plants) become naturalized it is not a native of Britain, though often occurring as an escape
- 2. a form of temporary distraction from reality or routine romantic novels should present an escape from the dreary realities of life 同義詞
- 3. a leakage of gas, liquid, or heat from a container a lid prevents the escape of poisonous gases a gas escape 同義詞
- 4. a key on a computer keyboard which either interrupts the current operation or causes subsequent characters to be interpreted differently.