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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

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