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.
adj : having escaped, especially from confinement; "a convict
still at large"; "searching for two escaped prisoners";
"dogs loose on the streets"; "criminals on the loose in
the neighborhood" [syn: at large(p), at liberty(p),
loose, on the loose(p)]