es·cape /ɪsˈkep, ɛs, ||ɪksˈkep/
es·cape /ɪsˈkep/ 動詞
逸出( 號 ); 跳出 ESC
Es·cape v. t. [imp. & p. p. Escaped p. pr. & vb. n. Escaping.]
1. To flee from and avoid; to be saved or exempt from; to shun; to obtain security from; as, to escape danger. “Sailors that escaped the wreck.”
2. To avoid the notice of; to pass unobserved by; to evade; as, the fact escaped our attention.
They escaped the search of the enemy. --Ludlow.
Es·cape, v. i.
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. [Obs.]
I should have been more accurate, and corrected all those former escapes. --Burton.
3. A sally. “Thousand escapes of wit.”
4. Law The unlawful permission, by a jailer or other custodian, of a prisoner's departure from custody.
5. Bot. A plant which has escaped from cultivation.
Note: ☞ 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. Arch. An apophyge.
6. Leakage or outflow, as of steam or a liquid.
7. Elec. Leakage or loss of currents from the conducting wires, caused by defective insulation.
Escape pipe Steam Boilers, a pipe for carrying away steam that escapes through a safety valve.
Escape valve Steam Engine, a relief valve; a safety valve. See under Relief, and Safety.
Escape wheel Horol., the wheel of an escapement.
n 1: 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" [syn: flight]
2: an inclination to retreat from unpleasant realities through
diversion or fantasy; "romantic novels were her escape
from the stress of daily life"; "his alcohol problem was a
form of escapism" [syn: escapism]
3: the unwanted discharge of a fluid from some container; "they
tried to stop the escape of gas from the damaged pipe";
"he had to clean up the leak" [syn: leak, leakage, outflow]
4: a valve in a container in which pressure can build up (as a
steam boiler); it opens automatically when the pressure
reaches a dangerous level [syn: safety valve, relief
valve, escape valve, escape cock]
5: nonperformance of something distasteful (as by deceit or
trickery) that you are supposed to do; "his evasion of his
clear duty was reprehensible"; "that escape from the
consequences is possible but unattractive" [syn: evasion,
6: an avoidance of danger or difficulty; "that was a narrow
7: a means or way of escaping; "hard work was his escape from
worry"; "they installed a second hatch as an escape";
"their escape route"
8: a plant originally cultivated but now growing wild
v 1: run away from confinement; "The convicted murderer escaped
from a high security prison" [syn: get away, break
2: fail to experience; "Fortunately, I missed the hurricane"
3: escape potentially unpleasant consequences; get away with a
forbidden action; "She gets away with murder!"; "I
couldn't get out from under these responsibilities" [syn:
get off, get away, get by, get out]
4: be incomprehensible to; escape understanding by; "What you
are seeing in him eludes me" [syn: elude]
5: issue or leak, as from a small opening; "Gas escaped into
6: 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" [syn: get away]
7: flee; take to one's heels; cut and run; "If you see this
man, run!"; "The burglars escaped before the police showed
up" [syn: run, scarper, turn tail, lam, run away,
hightail it, bunk, head for the hills, take to the
woods, fly the coop, break away]