Share this entry

Share this page

échapper

Pronunciation: /eʃape/

Translation of échapper in English:

v+prep (échapper à)

  • 2échapper à to escape [death, failure] (to manage) to avoid [accident]
  • 3échapper à to escape from [social background] je sens qu'il m'échappe [partner] I feel he is drifting away from me [child] I feel he's growing away from me
  • 4échapper à qn or des mains de qn to slip out of sb's hands
  • 5un soupir m'a échappé I let out a sigh
  • 6le titre m'échappe the title escapes me
  • 7échapper à to defy [logic] échapper à la règle to be an exception to the rule

Idioms

l'échapper belle

to have a narrow escape

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day cumbersome
Pronunciation: ˈkʌmbəs(ə)m
adjective
large or heavy and therefore difficult to carry…