In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1(flee)escaparse(prisoner) fugarse(prisoner) escapar(se)(zoo/from cage) escaparse de algo(routine/from danger) escapar de algoto 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
- 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.
- In 1772 Britain declared that any escaped slave who came to Britain would automatically become free.
- He was hurt in the scuffle but managed to escape into an area of woodland.
- After ten minutes, the boy managed to break free and escape, although the man initially gave chase.
- 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.
- Once again, Roger Black, a convicted killer who escaped from an Iowa prison, is on the loose.
- Maybe the news makes everyday life too depressing, and we want to escape into the fantasies of childhood play-acting.
- He said pollen would not escape into the local environment because sugar beet did not flower until after it had been harvested.
- What will happen when one of these fish escapes into the wild?
- She told police the attacker tied her up but that she managed to struggle free and escape into the bush.
- 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.
- The temptation is enormous to escape into fantasy, or close our eyes and pretend nothing has changed.
- Living in the Yorkshire Dales, it is still just possible to escape into a world of peace and tranquillity.
- He eventually left by a fire door, triggering an automatic alarm, but had escaped by the time police arrived.
- She sought solitude and tried to escape into daydreaming.
- If ever I needed to escape into fantasy fiction that time is now.
- I followed silently behind the two guards, debating within my mind whether to break free and escape, or stay near to him.
- Because of its invasive nature, it often becomes a pest within an ornamental garden and readily escapes.
- Hundreds of prisoners have been given the opportunity to escape into a world of learning thanks to a Horwich-based training specialist.
- However, on a drab and grey day like this, the imagination is a better place than many others to escape into.
1.2escaped past p(animal) escapadothey are looking for an escaped convict — están buscando a un preso que se ha fugado de la cárcel
- Do not touch electrical switches: turning a light on or off can ignite escaping gas.
- It is an enclosed box from which hazardous gases cannot escape.
- 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.
- Ammonia escapes into the atmosphere during manure storage and spraying.
- 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.
- The stream of superheated water escaping from the fissure was suddenly growing larger and was now headed straight for them.
- If a lot of water's escaping, re-solder the joint; smaller leaks can be sealed off with plumber's tape.
- He was found alongside the body of his girlfriend; both had been poisoned by carbon monoxide gas escaping from the apartment's oven.
- The low-tech way to protect against ice is to float a ball to keep an air hole open, letting noxious gases escape.
- If there are any leaks in the system, radon gas will escape and be detected because of the radiation it emits.
- Pale, grey gas escaped in a thin cloud from a minor vent on the side of the small craft.
- Gas had escaped from an underground main into the foundations of the bungalow, forming an explosive cloud.
- The company admitted allowing the potentially deadly chemical percholoroethylene to escape into the river.
- 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.
- This is because the gas can slowly escape through the pores of the plastic bottle.
- There is an undefined hiss like air escaping but right now that is it.
- 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.
- If rings are too loose, liquid may escape from jars during processing, and seals may fail.
2(from accident, danger)salvarsehe escaped unscathed — escapó / salió ileso
- he escaped with a warning — solo recibió una reprimenda
- she escaped with minor injuries — solo sufrió heridas leves
- 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.
- 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.
- Elsewhere, police and civilians escaped injury in a failed grenade attack on a police station on the border.
- An elk jumped through his family's downstairs window, crashing into the kid's bed, but the toddler escaped with just a scratched cheek.
- A Colchester couple and their nine-year-old son narrowly escaped with their lives after the tsunami hit their beachfront apartment in Sri Lanka.
- The lorry driver escaped with minor injuries after his vehicle came to rest on its side facing back south after hitting the stationary car.
- 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.
- The bus driver escaped injury but police warned the attack could have had serious consequences.
- Shots were fired and Tony narrowly escaped with his life.
- This three-month old baby escaped with a fractured wrist, but is now an orphan as both parents were killed.
- 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.
- A man narrowly escaped with his life after crashing into the back of a lorry at around 11.45 pm.
- Give your children the basics on how to avoid and escape potentially dangerous situations.
- 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.
- Last year, two North Yorkshire Police officers escaped speeding charges in neighbouring Cleveland because of a technicality.
- His friend, Neil, escaped with cuts and bruises in the assault.
- 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.
- The 17-year-old driver escaped with cuts and bruises.
1(elude, get away from)(pursuer/police) escaparse de(pursuer/police) librarse de
2(avoid)(capture) salvarse de(capture) escapar a(consequences/responsibilities) librarse dethey 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 — 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
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 femininehuida femininean 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 masculinefuga feminine(pipe/valve) de escape
4(from reality)evasión feminine
5Computing(routine/key) de escapepress escape — pulse la tecla de escape
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