What is escape?

  • (noun): Nonperformance of something distasteful (as by deceit or trickery) that you are supposed to do.
    Example: "That escape from the consequences is possible but unattractive"
    Synonyms: evasion, dodging
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on escape:

Dae Jang Geum - Synopsis - Escape, and Fugitives From The Law
... Jang-geum's life will be in danger after his death, the repentant king grants her escape to be with Min Jeong-ho ...
No Escape
... No Escape, released in some countries as Escape from Absolom is a 1994 action/science fiction film shot in Queensland starring Ray Liotta, Lance Henriksen, Stuart Wilson ...
The Chronicles Of Riddick: Escape From Butcher Bay
... The Chronicles of Riddick Escape from Butcher Bay is a first-person action/stealth video game developed by Starbreeze Studios and published by Vivendi Games ... the anti-hero of the two films (Pitch Black, The Chronicles of Riddick), as he attempts to escape from a maximum-security prison called Butcher Bay ... Escape from Butcher Bay's designers focused on exploring Riddick's character in a prison break setting to differentiate the game from The Chronicles of Riddick ...
The Chronicles Of Riddick: Escape From Butcher Bay - Reception - Awards
... Game Informer placed Escape from Butcher Bay as the 8th best on their list of 25 greatest Xbox games of all time ... Escape from Butcher Bay was nominated for GameSpot's Game of the Year award for 2004, but it lost to World of Warcraft ... GamesRadar placed Escape from Butcher Bay in their "Top 7 movie games that don't suck" list, and said that "Escape from Butcher Bay was a triumph on almost every level." ...
Jens Müller (pilot) - Career
... In what later became known as the "Great Escape," which Müller had contributed to by constructing an air pump for ventilation of the tunnel, he was among the 76 prisoners of ... there, they made contact with a Swede who offered to aid their escape, telling them to wait down at a pier in the harbour ...

More definitions of "escape":

  • (verb): Issue or leak, as from a small opening.
    Example: "Gas escaped into the bedroom"
  • (verb): Be incomprehensible to; escape understanding by.
    Synonyms: elude
  • (noun): The act of escaping physically.
    Example: "He made his escape from the mental hospital"
    Synonyms: flight
  • (noun): A means or way of escaping.
    Example: "Hard work was his escape from worry"; "they installed a second hatch as an escape"; "their escape route"
  • (noun): An inclination to retreat from unpleasant realities through diversion or fantasy.
    Example: "Romantic novels were her escape from the stress of daily life"
    Synonyms: escapism
  • (verb): Fail to experience.
    Synonyms: miss
  • (noun): A plant originally cultivated but now growing wild.
  • (noun): The unwanted discharge of a fluid from some container.
    Example: "They tried to stop the escape of gas from the damaged pipe"
    Synonyms: leak, leakage, outflow
  • (noun): An avoidance of danger or difficulty.
    Example: "That was a narrow escape"
  • (verb): Remove oneself from a familiar environment, usually for pleasure or diversion.
    Synonyms: get away

Famous quotes containing the word escape:

    what can he do to escape that fatal Mama—
    Allen Ginsberg (b. 1926)

    All great religions, in order to escape absurdity, have to admit a dilution of agnosticism. It is only the savage, whether of the African bush or the American gospel tent, who pretends to know the will and intent of God exactly and completely.
    —H.L. (Henry Lewis)

    Man seeks to escape himself in myth, and does so by any means at his disposal. Drugs, alcohol, or lies. Unable to withdraw into himself, he disguises himself. Lies and inaccuracy give him a few moments of comfort.
    Jean Cocteau (1889–1963)