Escape Es*cape", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Escaped}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Escaping}.] [OE. escapen, eschapen, OF. escaper, eschaper, F. echapper, fr. LL. ex cappa out of one's cape or cloak; hence, to slip out of one's cape and escape. See 3d {Cape}, and cf. {Scape}, v.] 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.'' --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. To avoid the notice of; to pass unobserved by; to evade; as, the fact escaped our attention. [1913 Webster]

They escaped the search of the enemy. --Ludlow. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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