Translation of escape in Spanish:

escape

escaparse, v.

Pronunciation /ɪˈskeɪp//ɛˈskeɪp//əˈskeɪp/

intransitive verb

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    • 1.1(flee)

      escaparse
      (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
      • Maybe the news makes everyday life too depressing, and we want to escape into the fantasies of childhood play-acting.
      • 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.
      • However, on a drab and grey day like this, the imagination is a better place than many others to escape into.
      • Because of its invasive nature, it often becomes a pest within an ornamental garden and readily escapes.
      • After ten minutes, the boy managed to break free and escape, although the man initially gave chase.
      • She told police the attacker tied her up but that she managed to struggle free and escape into the bush.
      • If ever I needed to escape into fantasy fiction that time is now.
      • Two men arrested on suspicion of violent disorder are currently in custody along with a woman arrested on suspicion of harbouring escaped prisoners.
      • He was hurt in the scuffle but managed to escape into an area of woodland.
      • Living in the Yorkshire Dales, it is still just possible to escape into a world of peace and tranquillity.
      • 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.
      • Once again, Roger Black, a convicted killer who escaped from an Iowa prison, is on the loose.
      • In 1772 Britain declared that any escaped slave who came to Britain would automatically become free.
      • What will happen when one of these fish escapes into the wild?
      • Hundreds of prisoners have been given the opportunity to escape into a world of learning thanks to a Horwich-based training specialist.
      • 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.
      • He said pollen would not escape into the local environment because sugar beet did not flower until after it had been harvested.
      • I followed silently behind the two guards, debating within my mind whether to break free and escape, or stay near to him.
      • If it hadn't been for the collar, she could easily have broken free and escaped.
      • The temptation is enormous to escape into fantasy, or close our eyes and pretend nothing has changed.
      • 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.

    • 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

      (water/air/gas) escaparse
      • 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.
      • Do not touch electrical switches: turning a light on or off can ignite escaping gas.
      • If a lot of water's escaping, re-solder the joint; smaller leaks can be sealed off with plumber's tape.
      • The stream of superheated water escaping from the fissure was suddenly growing larger and was now headed straight for them.
      • Pale, grey gas escaped in a thin cloud from a minor vent on the side of the small craft.
      • Gas was escaping at the house next door and there was a serious danger to life, the court heard.
      • 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 company admitted allowing the potentially deadly chemical percholoroethylene to escape into the river.
      • Ammonia escapes into the atmosphere during manure storage and spraying.
      • It is an enclosed box from which hazardous gases cannot escape.
      • 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.
      • If these gases escaped directly out of the engine, the noise generated would be tremendous.
      • 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.
      • Gas had escaped from an underground main into the foundations of the bungalow, forming an explosive cloud.
      • Their home was destroyed as they slept after gas escaped from a mains pipe into the foundations of their house and ignited.
      • 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.

  • 2

    (from accident, danger)
    salvarse
    he escaped unscathed escapó / salió ileso
    • he escaped with a warning solo recibió una reprimenda
    • she escaped with minor injuries solo sufrió heridas leves
    • An elk jumped through his family's downstairs window, crashing into the kid's bed, but the toddler escaped with just a scratched cheek.
    • This three-month old baby escaped with a fractured wrist, but is now an orphan as both parents were killed.
    • The lorry driver escaped with minor injuries after his vehicle came to rest on its side facing back south after hitting the stationary car.
    • As it was, the boy escaped with a couple of 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.
    • Even West Swindon's police station hasn't escaped the epidemic with the messy scrawl appearing all over it.
    • Last year, two North Yorkshire Police officers escaped speeding charges in neighbouring Cleveland because of a technicality.
    • 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.
    • Give your children the basics on how to avoid and escape potentially dangerous situations.
    • The 17-year-old driver escaped with cuts and bruises.
    • The rest of those in the car escaped with minor cuts and bruises.
    • The bus driver escaped injury but police warned the attack could have had serious consequences.
    • A man narrowly escaped with his life after crashing into the back of a lorry at around 11.45 pm.
    • His friend, Neil, escaped with cuts and bruises in the assault.
    • 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 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.
    • Shots were fired and Tony narrowly escaped with his life.
    • 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.
    • A Colchester couple and their nine-year-old son narrowly escaped with their lives after the tsunami hit their beachfront apartment in Sri Lanka.

transitive verb

  • 1

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

    • 2.3(slip out)

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


noun

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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
    • One group of hostages which had earlier attempted an escape were all killed.
    • 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.
    • On Friday morning, the guards thwarted an escape attempt by 2 inmates.
    • He was still tied up when the men made their escape but managed to free himself.
    • It seems yet another puppy had attempted to make an escape, this time a German Shepard pup.
    • We attempted to make an escape, to sneak past the guards and run free to a farming town.
    • And finally, let's stop to consider exactly which law would be broken in an escape from detention.
    • The two men who helped in the escape attempt were executed.
    • The next night, the floodlights were still on, but he felt desperate enough to attempt his escape.
    • Various escape attempts were made, but no one was out for long.
    • It tells the story of a 1946 escape attempt from that most infamous of prisons, Alcatraz.
    • Alexei is unable to accompany her - his price for his compliance in her escape is confinement in a Soviet work camp.
    • During the theft he comes upon a chambermaid whom he takes hostage, then kills, as his escape attempt goes awry.
    • Finally, any kind of attempt at escape will mean solitary confinement for 30 days.
    • The third spider was moving rapidly across the coffee table, attempting an escape.
    • The plucky farmer is understood to have startled the thief who eventually broke free and made his escape to a waiting car.
    • 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.
    • The snake was half in the bag when it turned around and attempted an escape.
  • 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
    • Foil and plastic facings on these foam panels help to slow the escape of gas from the cell structure.
    • This expansion creates a metal-to-metal seal and prevents the escape of gases.
    • 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.
    • The cause of the escape of gas was tracked down to a crack in an ageing pipe.
  • 4

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

    Computing
    (key/routine) (before noun) de escape
    press escape pulse la tecla de escape
    • 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.
    • It is possible to save the game at any stage in the play via the escape key.
    • 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.