from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The act or an instance of escaping: made a quick getaway.
- n. The start, as of a race.
- n. A place appropriate for a vacation.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A means of escape.
- n. The effecting of an escape.
- n. A vacation or holiday or the destination for one.
- adj. Pertaining to an escape, as in a vehicle or plans.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. rapid acceleration.
- n. a rapid escape (as by criminals).
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. run away from confinement
- v. escape potentially unpleasant consequences; get away with a forbidden action
- v. remove oneself from a familiar environment, usually for pleasure or diversion
- n. a rapid escape (as by criminals)
- n. the attribute of being capable of rapid acceleration
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