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escapar

Translation of escapar in English:

verbo intransitivo

  • 2dejar escapar
    (carcajada/suspiro)
    to let out
    give
    (oportunidad)
    to pass up
    (persona/animal)
    to let … get away
    dejó escapar un grito de sorpresa
    he let out a cry of surprise

also: escaparse verbo pronominal

  • 2 (+ me/te/le etc) 2.1 (involuntariamente) se le escapó un grito/un suspiro
    he cried out/sighed o 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 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
Example sentences
  • Unos lograron escapar por las puertas posteriores.
  • La muerte tampoco escapa a esta obsesión con el paisaje.
  • El precio del dólar permuta escapó al control del gobierno.

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