Translation of escape in Spanish:
- 1 1.1 (flee)escaparseto escape
fugarse or escapar(se)
dealgo(from danger/routine)he was unable to escape from her
dealgono pudo zafarse or librarse de ellaI'd love to escape to some tropical islandcómo me gustaría escapar(me) or huir a una isla tropicalExample sentences1.2
also: escaped past participle(animal)they are looking for an escaped convict
- She told police the attacker tied her up but that she managed to struggle free and escape into the bush.
- If it hadn't been for the collar, she could easily have broken free and escaped.
- I followed silently behind the two guards, debating within my mind whether to break free and escape, or stay near to him.
escapadoestán buscando a un preso que se ha fugado de la cárcel1.3(air/gas/water)
- He was found alongside the body of his girlfriend; both had been poisoned by carbon monoxide gas escaping from the apartment's oven.
- There is an undefined hiss like air escaping but right now that is it.
- The low-tech way to protect against ice is to float a ball to keep an air hole open, letting noxious gases escape.
- 2 (from accident, danger)salvarsehe escaped unscathedescapó or salió ilesohe escaped with a warningsolo recibió una reprimendashe escaped with minor injuriessolo sufrió heridas levesExample sentences
- A family who narrowly escaped with their lives after their home went up in flames have been dealt a second blow after burglars broke into the damaged house and stole hundreds of pounds worth of goods.
- A Colchester couple and their nine-year-old son narrowly escaped with their lives after the tsunami hit their beachfront apartment in Sri Lanka.
- Shots were fired and Tony narrowly escaped with his life.
- 1 (elude, get away from)(pursuer/police)
escaparse or librarse deExample sentences
- Many of the villages are located in the Troodos Mountains, which is where Cypriots go to escape the maddening crowds along the coast.
- On the second occasion, she pleaded with paramedics at midnight to call the police because she wanted to be locked up and escape a man she claimed was after her.
- After escaping the police, he had run along the roofs of the buildings and come to the end of the block.
- 2 2.1 (avoid)(capture)
escapar a(responsibilities/consequences)they escaped punishment/prosecution
librarse dese libraron de ser castigados/juzgadoswe narrowly escaped deathnos salvamos de la muerte por muy pocothere's no escaping the fact that …
no morimos por muy pocono se puede negar (el hecho de) que …2.2 (be unnoticed by) that detail had escaped my notice
no se puede menos que reconocer que …se me había escapado ese detallenothing escapes his eagle eye
ese detalle me había pasado inadvertidoes un lince, no se le escapa nadathe name/word escapes mese me ha ido el nombre/la palabra2.3 (slip out) a sigh escaped her
no puedo recordar el nombre/la palabradejó escapar un suspiroa groan escaped his lipsde sus labios escapó un quejido
- 1 countable or uncountable (from prison) an attempted escapeun intento de fugathere is no escape from our creditorsno tenemos ninguna posibilidad de escapar a nuestros acreedoresto make one's escapeescaparsethe escape plan was simpleel plan para la fuga era sencilloour escape route was blockedel camino por donde pensábamos fugarnos estaba cortadoExample sentences
- Finally, any kind of attempt at escape will mean solitary confinement for 30 days.
- It tells the story of a 1946 escape attempt from that most infamous of prisons, Alcatraz.
- The plucky farmer is understood to have startled the thief who eventually broke free and made his escape to a waiting car.
- 2 countable or uncountable (from accident, danger) to have a narrow/miraculous escapesalvarse or escaparse por muy poco/milagrosamentethere's no escape there seems to be no escape from sufferingno parece que pueda uno escapar al sufrimiento
- 3 countable (of gas, air, water)(before noun) (pipe/valve)
de escapeExample sentences
- This expansion creates a metal-to-metal seal and prevents the escape of gases.
- The company was yesterday visiting every house in the three villages to ensure the supply was turned off to prevent escapes when the gas goes back on.
- The cause of the escape of gas was tracked down to a crack in an ageing pipe.
- 4 countable or uncountable (from reality)Example sentences
- The effects provide a temporary escape from reality by relieving fears, tension and anxiety.
- The very nature of popular film is to provide an escape from daily reality and monotonous routines.
- Online many people express fantasies or adopt identities precisely because they are an escape from reality.
- 5 countable or uncountable (Computing)press escapepulse la tecla de escape(before noun) (key/routine)
de escapeExample sentences
- His first thought, when something went wrong, was to immediately hit the escape key - even when he was nowhere near a computer.
- Fortunately you can skip them by hitting the escape key.
- It is possible to save the game at any stage in the play via the escape key.
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