vb, es*caped es*cap*ing vi : to avoid or find relief from something by means of an escape vt : to avoid or find relief from (something) by means of an escape <he was unable to reality>
, n : an act or instance of escaping: as a : evasion of something undesirable <find no method of from pain and suffering> b : distraction or relief from routine or reality <a miserable life that provided no means of except alcohol> : esp : mental distraction or relief by flight into idealizing fantasy or fiction that serves to glorify the self
, adj : providing a means of escape < literature> .
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