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Escape

Escape

1. To flee, and become secure from danger; often followed by from or out of. Haste, for thy life escape, nor look behind (Keble)

2. To get clear from danger or evil of any form; to be passed without harm. Such heretics . . . Would have been thought fortunate, if they escaped with life. (Macaulay)

3. To get free from that which confines or holds; used of persons or things; as, to escape from prison, from arrest, or from slavery; gas escapes from the pipes; electricity escapes from its conductors. To escape out of these meshes. (Thackeray)

1. The act of fleeing from danger, of evading harm, or of avoiding notice; deliverance from injury or any evil; flight; as, an escape in battle; a narrow escape; also, the means of escape; as, a fire escape. I would hasten my escape from the windy storm. (Ps. Lv. 8)

2. That which escapes attention or restraint; a mistake; an oversight; also, transgression. I should have been more accurate, and corrected all those former escapes. (Burton)

3. A sally. Thousand escapes of wit.

4. The unlawful permission, by a jailer or other custodian, of a prisoner's departure from custody.

escape is technically distinguishable from prison breach, which is the unlawful departure of the prisoner from custody, escape being the permission of the departure by the custodian, either by connivance or negligence. The term escape, however, is applied by some of the old authorities to a departure from custody by stratagem, or without force.

5. An apophyge.

6. Leakage or outflow, as of steam or a liquid.

7. (Science: physics) Leakage or loss of currents from the conducting wires, caused by defective insulation.

(Science: engineering) escape pipe, the wheel of an escapement. 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.


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