Definition of "escapes" []

  • To get away or break free from (confinements, captors, etc) (verb)
  • To manage to avoid (imminent danger, punishment, evil, etc) (verb)
  • (of gases, liquids, etc) to issue gradually, as from a crack or fissure; seep; leak (verb)
  • To elude; be forgotten by (verb)
  • To be articulated inadvertently or involuntarily (verb)
  • (of cultivated plants) to grow wild (verb)
  • The act of escaping or state of having escaped (noun)
  • Avoidance of injury, harm, etc (noun)
  • A means or way of escape (noun)
  • (as modifier) (noun)
  • A means of distraction or relief, esp from reality or boredom (noun)
  • A gradual outflow; leakage; seepage (noun)
  • A valve that releases air, steam, etc, above a certain pressure; relief valve or safety valve (noun)
  • A plant that was originally cultivated but is now growing wild (noun)
  • Plural form of escape. (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016 : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "escapes" in a sentence
  • "His name escapes me, but I think it might have been George Washington Carver."
  • ""Princess Shalalain escapes from a cabal of deadly assassins atop David Bowie." heh."
  • "There's a lovely V.S. Naipaul story--brain fog, the title escapes me now--in which a white couple is driving through an African country during a time of troubles."