Synonyms for escape

Synonyms for (noun) escape

Synonyms: escape, flight

Definition: the act of escaping physically

Usage: he made his escape from the mental hospital; the canary escaped from its cage; his flight was an indication of his guilt

Similar words: running away

Definition: the act of leaving (without permission) the place you are expected to be


Synonyms: escape

Definition: a means or way of escaping

Usage: hard work was his escape from worry; they installed a second hatch as an escape; their escape route

Similar words: agency, means, way

Definition: how a result is obtained or an end is achieved

Usage: a means of control; an example is the best agency of instruction; the true way to success


Synonyms: escape

Definition: an avoidance of danger or difficulty

Usage: that was a narrow escape

Similar words: shunning, turning away, avoidance, dodging

Definition: deliberately avoiding; keeping away from or preventing from happening


Synonyms: escape, escapism

Definition: an inclination to retreat from unpleasant realities through diversion or fantasy

Usage: romantic novels were her escape from the stress of daily life; his alcohol problem was a form of escapism

Similar words: diversion, recreation

Definition: an activity that diverts or amuses or stimulates

Usage: scuba diving is provided as a diversion for tourists; for recreation he wrote poetry and solved crossword puzzles; drug abuse is often regarded as a form of recreation


Synonyms: dodging, evasion, escape

Definition: nonperformance of something distasteful (as by deceit or trickery) that you are supposed to do

Usage: his evasion of his clear duty was reprehensible; that escape from the consequences is possible but unattractive

Similar words: neglect, negligence, nonperformance, carelessness

Definition: failure to act with the prudence that a reasonable person would exercise under the same circumstances


Synonyms: safety valve, relief valve, escape, escape cock, escape valve

Definition: 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

Similar words: regulator

Definition: any of various controls or devices for regulating or controlling fluid flow, pressure, temperature, etc.


Similar words: valve

Definition: control consisting of a mechanical device for controlling the flow of a fluid


Synonyms: escape, outflow, leak, leakage

Definition: the discharge of a fluid from some container

Usage: they tried to stop the escape of gas from the damaged pipe; he had to clean up the leak

Similar words: discharge, outpouring, run

Definition: the pouring forth of a fluid


Synonyms: escape

Definition: a plant originally cultivated but now growing wild

Similar words: flora, plant, plant life

Definition: (botany) a living organism lacking the power of locomotion

Synonyms for (verb) escape

Synonyms: escape

Definition: issue or leak, as from a small opening

Usage: Gas escaped into the bedroom

Similar words: egress, issue, emerge, go forth, come forth, come out

Definition: come out of

Usage: Water issued from the hole in the wall; The words seemed to come out by themselves


Synonyms: escape, miss

Definition: fail to experience

Usage: Fortunately, I missed the hurricane

Similar words: avoid

Definition: stay clear from; keep away from; keep out of the way of someone or something

Usage: Her former friends now avoid her


Synonyms: escape, get away, get by, get off, get out

Definition: escape potentially unpleasant consequences; get away with a forbidden action

Usage: She gets away with murder!; I couldn't get out from under these responsibilities

Similar words: avoid

Definition: stay clear from; keep away from; keep out of the way of someone or something

Usage: Her former friends now avoid her


Synonyms: escape, break loose, get away

Definition: run away from confinement

Usage: The convicted murderer escaped from a high security prison

Similar words: take flight, fly, flee

Definition: run away quickly

Usage: He threw down his gun and fled


Synonyms: head for the hills, hightail it, escape, fly the coop, lam, break away, bunk, run, run away, scarper, scat, take to the woods, turn tail

Definition: flee; take to one's heels; cut and run

Usage: If you see this man, run!; The burglars escaped before the police showed up

Similar words: leave, go away, go forth

Definition: go away from a place

Usage: At what time does your train leave?; She didn't leave until midnight; The ship leaves at midnight


Synonyms: escape, get away

Definition: remove oneself from a familiar environment, usually for pleasure or diversion

Usage: We escaped to our summer house for a few days; The president of the company never manages to get away during the summer

Similar words: escape, break loose, get away

Definition: run away from confinement

Usage: The convicted murderer escaped from a high security prison


Synonyms: elude, escape

Definition: be incomprehensible to; escape understanding by

Usage: What you are seeing in him eludes me

Similar words: dumbfound, bewilder, baffle, beat, amaze, puzzle, pose, mystify, nonplus, perplex, stick, stupefy, flummox, gravel, get, vex

Definition: be a mystery or bewildering to

Usage: This beats me!; Got me--I don't know the answer!; a vexing problem; This question really stuck me