Translation of escapar in English:

escapar

vi

  • 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

escaparse v pron

  • 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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