1 [uncountable and countable]
the act of getting away from a place, or a dangerous or bad situation:
The girl had no chance of escape.
Christina hoped it wouldn't be too long before she could make her escape.
an escape route
They had a lucky escape (=were lucky not to be hurt or killed) when a car crashed into the front of their house.
2 [singular, uncountable]
a way of forgetting about a bad or boring situation for a short time
Travel can be an escape from the routine drudgery of life.
3 [uncountable and countable]
an amount of gas, liquid etc that accidentally comes out of the place where it is being kept, or an occasion when this happens:
The lid prevents the escape of poisonous gases.