Translation of escape in Spanish:


escaparse, v.

Pronunciation: /əˈskeɪp//ɪˈskeɪp//ɛˈskeɪp/

intransitive verb

  • 1

    • 1.1(flee)

      (prisoner) fugarse
      (prisoner) escapar(se)
      (from cage/zoo) escaparse de algo
      (routine/from danger) escapar de algo
      to escape from sth fugarse / escapar(se) 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 it hadn't been for the collar, she could easily have broken free and escaped.
      • 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.
      • Maybe the news makes everyday life too depressing, and we want to escape into the fantasies of childhood play-acting.
      • She told police the attacker tied her up but that she managed to struggle free and escape into the bush.
      • However, on a drab and grey day like this, the imagination is a better place than many others to escape into.
      • He eventually left by a fire door, triggering an automatic alarm, but had escaped by the time police arrived.
      • 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.
      • After ten minutes, the boy managed to break free and escape, although the man initially gave chase.
      • Once again, Roger Black, a convicted killer who escaped from an Iowa prison, is on the loose.
      • Because of its invasive nature, it often becomes a pest within an ornamental garden and readily escapes.
      • If ever I needed to escape into fantasy fiction that time is now.
      • In 1772 Britain declared that any escaped slave who came to Britain would automatically become free.
      • I followed silently behind the two guards, debating within my mind whether to break free and escape, or stay near to him.
      • Living in the Yorkshire Dales, it is still just possible to escape into a world of peace and tranquillity.
      • 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.
      • She sought solitude and tried to escape into daydreaming.
      • The temptation is enormous to escape into fantasy, or close our eyes and pretend nothing has changed.
      • What will happen when one of these fish escapes into the wild?
      • He said pollen would not escape into the local environment because sugar beet did not flower until after it had been harvested.
      • 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.

    • 1.2

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

    • 1.3

      (gas/air/water) escaparse
      • This is because the gas can slowly escape through the pores of the plastic bottle.
      • 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.
      • It is an enclosed box from which hazardous gases cannot escape.
      • 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.
      • Their home was destroyed as they slept after gas escaped from a mains pipe into the foundations of their house and ignited.
      • Gas had escaped from an underground main into the foundations of the bungalow, forming an explosive cloud.
      • He was found alongside the body of his girlfriend; both had been poisoned by carbon monoxide gas escaping from the apartment's oven.
      • Pale, grey gas escaped in a thin cloud from a minor vent on the side of the small craft.
      • If a lot of water's escaping, re-solder the joint; smaller leaks can be sealed off with plumber's tape.
      • 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.
      • If there are any leaks in the system, radon gas will escape and be detected because of the radiation it emits.
      • Do not touch electrical switches: turning a light on or off can ignite escaping gas.
      • The company admitted allowing the potentially deadly chemical percholoroethylene to escape into the river.
      • The stream of superheated water escaping from the fissure was suddenly growing larger and was now headed straight for them.
      • 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.
      • Because the heat escapes through the roof or windows, many home owners invest in insulation, probably made from polluting petrochemicals.
      • If these gases escaped directly out of the engine, the noise generated would be tremendous.

  • 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

transitive verb

  • 1

    (elude, get away from)
    (pursuer/police) escaparse de
    (pursuer/police) librarse de
  • 2

    (capture) salvarse de
    (capture) escapar a
    (consequences/responsibilities) librarse de
    they escaped punishment/prosecution se libraron de ser castigados/juzgados
    • we narrowly escaped death no morimos por muy poco
    • there's no escaping the fact that … no se puede negar (el hecho de) que …
  • 3

    (be unnoticed by)
    that detail had escaped my notice ese detalle me había pasado inadvertido
    • nothing escapes his eagle eye es un lince, no se le escapa nada
    • the name/word escapes me se me ha ido el nombre/la palabra
  • 4

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


  • 1

    (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
  • 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
  • 4

    (from reality)
    evasión feminine
  • 5

    (key/routine) (before noun) de escape
    press escape pulse la tecla de escape