"escaping" in the verb sense
1. escape, get away, break loose
run away from confinement
"The convicted murderer escaped from a high security prison"
2. miss, escape
fail to experience
"Fortunately, I missed the hurricane"
3. get off, get away, get by, get out, escape
escape potentially unpleasant consequences get away with a forbidden action
"She gets away with murder!"
"I couldn't get out from under these responsibilities"
4. elude, escape
be incomprehensible to escape understanding by
"What you are seeing in him eludes me"
5. escape, get away
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"
6. scat, run, scarper, turn tail, lam, run away, hightail it, bunk, head for the hills, take to the woods, escape, fly the coop, break away
flee take to one's heels cut and run
"If you see this man, run!"
"The burglars escaped before the police showed up"
issue or leak, as from a small opening
"Gas escaped into the bedroom"
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