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.