- 1 1.1 (huir) to escape escapar
dealgo to escape fromsth escapar de la cárcel to escape from prison necesito escapar de todo esto I need to get away from all this es una forma de escapar de la realidad it's a way of escaping from reality 1.2 (librarse) escapar dealgo to escape sth lograron escapar de una muerte segura they managed to escape (a) certain death 1.3escapar aalgo [a una influencia/a un castigo] to escape sth no pudo escapar a sus encantos he was unable to escape her charms
escaparse v pron
- 1 1.1 [prisionero] to escape; [animal/niño] to run away siempre te escapas cuando hay que arrimar el hombro you always disappear o/or vanish when there's work to be doneescaparse
dealgo se ha escapado de casa she's run away from home se ha escapado de la cárcel he's escaped from prison el canario se escapó de la jaula the canary got out of its cage (+ me/te/le etc) se me escapó he got away from me ven aquí, no te me escapes come here, don't run away (from me) 1.2 (de una situación)escaparse dealgo de esta sí que no te escapas you're not getting out of this one [familiar/colloquial] se escapó milagrosamente de que lo vieran miraculously, he managed to escape o/or avoid being seen
- 2 (+ me/te/le etc) 2.1 (involuntariamente) se le escapó un grito/un suspiro he cried out/sighed o/or he let out a cry/a sigh por poco se me escapa una carcajada I almost burst out laughing se le escapó un eructo he burped ¡que no se te vaya a escapar delante de ella! don't let it slip out in front of her! 2.2 (pasar inadvertido) se te han escapado varios errores several mistakes have escaped your notice, you've missed o/or overlooked several mistakes a este niño no se le escapa nada this child doesn't miss anything el significado de la frase se me escapa the meaning of the sentence escapes me 2.3 (olvidarse) se me escapa su nombre his name escapes me, I can't remember his name 2.4 (en tejido) se me escaparon dos puntos I dropped two stitches
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