Translation of escape in Spanish:


escaparse, v.

Pronunciation /əˈskeɪp//ɪˈskeɪp//ɛˈskeɪp/

intransitive verb

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    • 1.1(flee)

      (prisoner) fugarse
      (prisoner) escapar(se)
      to escape from sth escaparse de algo
      • he was unable to escape from her no pudo zafarse / librarse de ella
      • I'd love to escape to some tropical island cómo me gustaría escapar(me) / huir a una isla tropical
      • If ever I needed to escape into fantasy fiction that time is now.
      • She told police the attacker tied her up but that she managed to struggle free and escape into the bush.
      • One day when Chris was at work and the kids were at school, two convicts who had escaped from jail broke into the Rodgers home in an attempt to hide from the police.
      • She sought solitude and tried to escape into daydreaming.
      • He eventually left by a fire door, triggering an automatic alarm, but had escaped by the time police arrived.
      • And of course if you're not particularly happy when you're a child, being able to escape into a book is a wonderful thing.
      • Two men arrested on suspicion of violent disorder are currently in custody along with a woman arrested on suspicion of harbouring escaped prisoners.
      • The man, a convict who has escaped from a prison ship, scares Pip into stealing him some food and a file to grind away his leg shackle.
      • He was hurt in the scuffle but managed to escape into an area of woodland.
      • Hundreds of prisoners have been given the opportunity to escape into a world of learning thanks to a Horwich-based training specialist.
      • Living in the Yorkshire Dales, it is still just possible to escape into a world of peace and tranquillity.
      • However, on a drab and grey day like this, the imagination is a better place than many others to escape into.
      • The temptation is enormous to escape into fantasy, or close our eyes and pretend nothing has changed.
      • He said pollen would not escape into the local environment because sugar beet did not flower until after it had been harvested.
      • Once again, Roger Black, a convicted killer who escaped from an Iowa prison, is on the loose.
      • I followed silently behind the two guards, debating within my mind whether to break free and escape, or stay near to him.
      • In 1772 Britain declared that any escaped slave who came to Britain would automatically become free.
      • After ten minutes, the boy managed to break free and escape, although the man initially gave chase.
      • What will happen when one of these fish escapes into the wild?
      • If it hadn't been for the collar, she could easily have broken free and escaped.
      • Because of its invasive nature, it often becomes a pest within an ornamental garden and readily escapes.
      • Maybe the news makes everyday life too depressing, and we want to escape into the fantasies of childhood play-acting.

    • 1.2escaped past participle

      (animal) escapado
      they are looking for an escaped convict están buscando a un preso que se ha fugado de la cárcel

    • 1.3

      (gas/water/air) escaparse
      • Returning to the house, I realised that leaving the front door wide open was probably a mistake, as a lot of heat was escaping from the kitchen.
      • Because the heat escapes through the roof or windows, many home owners invest in insulation, probably made from polluting petrochemicals.
      • Their home was destroyed as they slept after gas escaped from a mains pipe into the foundations of their house and ignited.
      • Pale, grey gas escaped in a thin cloud from a minor vent on the side of the small craft.
      • This is because the gas can slowly escape through the pores of the plastic bottle.
      • If there are any leaks in the system, radon gas will escape and be detected because of the radiation it emits.
      • He was found alongside the body of his girlfriend; both had been poisoned by carbon monoxide gas escaping from the apartment's oven.
      • The stream of superheated water escaping from the fissure was suddenly growing larger and was now headed straight for them.
      • Each time an exhaust valve in the engine opens, a pressure wave of hot gases escapes from the cylinder and travels down the exhaust system.
      • The company admitted allowing the potentially deadly chemical percholoroethylene to escape into the river.
      • If a lot of water's escaping, re-solder the joint; smaller leaks can be sealed off with plumber's tape.
      • If these gases escaped directly out of the engine, the noise generated would be tremendous.
      • Do not touch electrical switches: turning a light on or off can ignite escaping gas.
      • There is an undefined hiss like air escaping but right now that is it.
      • Ammonia escapes into the atmosphere during manure storage and spraying.
      • Gas was escaping at the house next door and there was a serious danger to life, the court heard.
      • The low-tech way to protect against ice is to float a ball to keep an air hole open, letting noxious gases escape.
      • If rings are too loose, liquid may escape from jars during processing, and seals may fail.
      • Gas had escaped from an underground main into the foundations of the bungalow, forming an explosive cloud.
      • It is an enclosed box from which hazardous gases cannot escape.

  • 2

    (from accident, danger)
    he escaped unscathed escapó / salió ileso
    • he escaped with a warning solo recibió una reprimenda
    • she escaped with minor injuries solo sufrió heridas leves
    • This three-month old baby escaped with a fractured wrist, but is now an orphan as both parents were killed.
    • The bus driver escaped injury but police warned the attack could have had serious consequences.
    • A seven-year-old boy miraculously escaped with only slight bruising and cuts after a brick thrown through a bus window hit him in the face.
    • His friend, Neil, escaped with cuts and bruises in the assault.
    • A Colchester couple and their nine-year-old son narrowly escaped with their lives after the tsunami hit their beachfront apartment in Sri Lanka.
    • Shots were fired and Tony narrowly escaped with his life.
    • Because they are so young, they are likely to escape prosecution, but police have agreed to hand over their names and addresses to bus bosses.
    • The 17-year-old driver escaped with cuts and bruises.
    • An elk jumped through his family's downstairs window, crashing into the kid's bed, but the toddler escaped with just a scratched cheek.
    • Elsewhere, police and civilians escaped injury in a failed grenade attack on a police station on the border.
    • Even West Swindon's police station hasn't escaped the epidemic with the messy scrawl appearing all over it.
    • As it was, the boy escaped with a couple of bruises.
    • A man narrowly escaped with his life after crashing into the back of a lorry at around 11.45 pm.
    • The rest of those in the car escaped with minor cuts and bruises.
    • A police officer escaped a bizarre accident with only minor injuries on Monday when a Port Authority crane overturned and smashed the boat he was in.
    • His death comes less than a fortnight after another employee of the company escaped with minor injuries after also being shot at while driving his car in the city.
    • The lorry driver escaped with minor injuries after his vehicle came to rest on its side facing back south after hitting the stationary car.
    • A family who narrowly escaped with their lives after their home went up in flames have been dealt a second blow after burglars broke into the damaged house and stole hundreds of pounds worth of goods.
    • Give your children the basics on how to avoid and escape potentially dangerous situations.
    • Last year, two North Yorkshire Police officers escaped speeding charges in neighbouring Cleveland because of a technicality.

transitive verb

  • 1

    (elude, get away from)
    (police/pursuer) escaparse de
    (pursuer/police) librarse de
    • A serial car thief drove through a town centre at speeds of up to 70 mph to escape police.
    • If you were escaping the police would you ask for the charge sheet and a copy of your statement as you absconded?
    • A banned driver drove his car dangerously down St Peters Way and then demolished a lamp post as he tried to escape police.
    • After escaping the police, he had run along the roofs of the buildings and come to the end of the block.
    • A 19-year-old who escaped police still wearing the handcuffs used to detain him has been brought to justice.
    • Sacrificing the other members of the gang would be no problem if he and his brother escaped a police trap.
    • A driver who raced through Lancaster and caused a crash to escape police has been jailed for 15 months and banned from driving for two years.
    • So far he had escaped the police, the SAS and the army so many times he had lost count.
    • A boy of 15 riding a stolen moped crashed and died while trying to escape a police car, an inquest heard yesterday.
    • On the second occasion, she pleaded with paramedics at midnight to call the police because she wanted to be locked up and escape a man she claimed was after her.
    • Many of the villages are located in the Troodos Mountains, which is where Cypriots go to escape the maddening crowds along the coast.
    • Unrest was triggered by the deaths of two teenagers electrocuted in a power substation where they hid to escape police.
    • Take your car or two-wheeler but park it 200 meters away from the school to escape the traffic police.
    • He had tried to escape the police by hiding in a doorway in Ship Street, but was found after back-up had been called for.
    • Police believe she was escaping the abductor when she fell into the path of a passing car.
    • A teenage motorist from Trowbridge who smashed into another car as he tried to escape police has been jailed for a year.
    • It then swerved between parked cars as it tried to escape a pursuing police car.
    • There, before me, was my means of escaping the police, who were surely chasing me by now.
  • 2

    • 2.1(avoid)

      (capture) salvarse de
      (capture) escapar a
      (responsibilities/consequences) librarse de
      they escaped punishment/prosecution se libraron de ser castigados/juzgados
      • we narrowly escaped death nos salvamos de la muerte por muy poco
      • there's no escaping the fact that … no se puede negar (el hecho de) que …

    • 2.2(be unnoticed by)

      that detail had escaped my notice se me había escapado ese detalle
      • nothing escapes his eagle eye es un lince, no se le escapa nada
      • the name/word escapes me no puedo recordar el nombre/la palabra

    • 2.3(slip out)

      a sigh escaped her dejó escapar un suspiro
      • a groan escaped his lips de sus labios escapó un quejido


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    (from prison)
    fuga feminine
    huida feminine
    an attempted escape un intento de fuga
    • there is no escape from our creditors no tenemos ninguna posibilidad de escapar a nuestros acreedores
    • to make one's escape escaparse
    • the escape plan was simple el plan para la fuga era sencillo
    • our escape route was blocked el camino por donde pensábamos fugarnos estaba cortado
    • Alexei is unable to accompany her - his price for his compliance in her escape is confinement in a Soviet work camp.
    • The plucky farmer is understood to have startled the thief who eventually broke free and made his escape to a waiting car.
    • On Friday morning, the guards thwarted an escape attempt by 2 inmates.
    • Later, when my kidnappers beat me up after a failed escape attempt, I became aware that their savagery was about much more than British or American foreign policy.
    • It seems yet another puppy had attempted to make an escape, this time a German Shepard pup.
    • The next night, the floodlights were still on, but he felt desperate enough to attempt his escape.
    • We attempted to make an escape, to sneak past the guards and run free to a farming town.
    • He had been at work in one of the villages further up the coast, and was tailed by a vigilant constable as he attempted his escape.
    • He was still tied up when the men made their escape but managed to free himself.
    • The third spider was moving rapidly across the coffee table, attempting an escape.
    • The two men who helped in the escape attempt were executed.
    • The snake was half in the bag when it turned around and attempted an escape.
    • It tells the story of a 1946 escape attempt from that most infamous of prisons, Alcatraz.
    • One group of hostages which had earlier attempted an escape were all killed.
    • And finally, let's stop to consider exactly which law would be broken in an escape from detention.
    • Finally, any kind of attempt at escape will mean solitary confinement for 30 days.
    • During the theft he comes upon a chambermaid whom he takes hostage, then kills, as his escape attempt goes awry.
    • Various escape attempts were made, but no one was out for long.
  • 2

    (from accident, danger)
    to have a narrow/miraculous escape salvarse / escaparse por muy poco/milagrosamente
    • there's no escape no hay escapatoria posible
    • there seems to be no escape from suffering no parece que pueda uno escapar al sufrimiento
  • 3

    (of gas, air, water)
    escape masculine
    fuga feminine
    (pipe/valve) (before noun) de escape
    • The cause of the escape of gas was tracked down to a crack in an ageing pipe.
    • The company was yesterday visiting every house in the three villages to ensure the supply was turned off to prevent escapes when the gas goes back on.
    • This expansion creates a metal-to-metal seal and prevents the escape of gases.
    • Foil and plastic facings on these foam panels help to slow the escape of gas from the cell structure.
  • 4

    (from reality)
    evasión feminine
    • This was her escape from the harsh reality of the real world.
    • The truth is people choose alcohol and drugs as a means of escape because their reality is too painful to deal with.
    • My eyes were closed, but I knew that was only a temporary escape.
    • Unfortunately, this feeling is actually an illusion, a short-lived escape from reality.
    • Religion can also be used as an escape from problems.
    • The very nature of popular film is to provide an escape from daily reality and monotonous routines.
    • The effects provide a temporary escape from reality by relieving fears, tension and anxiety.
    • Online many people express fantasies or adopt identities precisely because they are an escape from reality.
    • This is the stuff of dreams, an escape from reality.
    • They say Carnival is an escape from reality and gives people the chance to participate in a little fantasy for two days.
    • Such critics maintain that movies are simply an escape from reality - that they offer pictures of life closer to myth than actual truth.
    • Circumstances make a schizoid reaction all too easy for us - a flight from reality and the escape from responsibility.
    • I started this blog as a creative outlet, a much needed release, an escape from reality.
  • 5

    (routine/key) (before noun) de escape
    press escape pulse la tecla de escape
    • Note to self: don't hit escape key while in the Blogger window, else it removes all the text that you've painstakingly put down.
    • It is possible to save the game at any stage in the play via the escape key.
    • You can also hit escape at that point to cancel.
    • Fortunately you can skip them by hitting the escape key.
    • His first thought, when something went wrong, was to immediately hit the escape key - even when he was nowhere near a computer.