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escape

2 noun
     
escape2 S3
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.
escape from
the firm's narrow escape from bankruptcy
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
escape from
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.

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