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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Escape  \Es*cape"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Escaped};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Escaping}.]  [OE.  escapen,  eschapen  OF  escaper, 
  eschaper,  F.  echapper  fr  LL  ex  cappa  out  of  one's  cape  or 
  cloak;  hence  to  slip  out  of  one's  cape  and  escape.  See  3d 
  {Cape},  and  cf  {Scape},  v.] 
  1.  To  flee  from  and  avoid;  to  be  saved  or  exempt  from  to 
  shun;  to  obtain  security  from  as  to  escape  danger. 
  ``Sailors  that  escaped  the  wreck.''  --Shak. 
 
  2.  To  avoid  the  notice  of  to  pass  unobserved  by  to  evade; 
  as  the  fact  escaped  our  attention. 
 
  They  escaped  the  search  of  the  enemy.  --Ludlow. 




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