trying to escape

trying to escape

How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms. . 2014.

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  • shot while trying to escape —    murdered in custody    A favoured excuse of the Nazis and other tyrants. Also as shot while fleeing:     [They] had been shot from ranges of under a metre while trying to escape . (Burleigh, 2000 the powder burns on the bodies indicated the… …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • escape — I UK [ɪˈskeɪp] / US verb Word forms escape : present tense I/you/we/they escape he/she/it escapes present participle escaping past tense escaped past participle escaped *** 1) [intransitive] to get away from a place where you are in danger Three… …   English dictionary

  • escape — es|cape1 [ ı skeıp ] verb *** ▸ 1 get away from something bad ▸ 2 avoid something unpleasant ▸ 3 come out by accident ▸ 4 not remember/notice ▸ 5 go away on vacation ▸ + PHRASES 1. ) intransitive to get away from a place where you are in danger:… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • escape — es|cape1 W2S3 [ıˈskeıp] v ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(person/place)¦ 2¦(danger)¦ 3¦(avoid)¦ 4¦(gas/liquid etc)¦ 5¦(sound)¦ 6 escape somebody s attention/notice 7 the name/date/title etc escapes somebody 8 there s no escaping (the fact) ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [Date: 1200 1300; …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • escape — 1 /I skeIp/ verb 1 PERSON/PLACE (I, T) to get away from a place when someone is trying to catch you or stop you leaving: Anyone trying to escape will be shot! (+ from/through/over etc): Two men have escaped from Durham jail. | escape sb s… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • Escape from East Berlin — Infobox Film name = Escape from East Berlin image size = caption = director = Robert Siodmak producer = Walter Wood writer = Gabrielle Upton (also story) Peter Berneis (also story) Millard Lampell narrator = starring = Don Murray music = Hans… …   Wikipedia

  • escape*/*/ — [ɪˈskeɪp] verb I 1) [I] to get away from a dangerous or unpleasant place Three people died in the fire, but John escaped through the bedroom window.[/ex] She was shot while trying to escape from prison.[/ex] 2) [I/T] to avoid a dangerous or… …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • Escape from Monkey Island — Cover art displaying several main and supporting characters Developer(s) LucasArts …   Wikipedia

  • escape someone's notice — escape someone’s notice british phrase if a fact, situation etc escapes your notice, you are not conscious of it It may have escaped your notice, but some of us are trying to work. Thesaurus: to not understand, or to misunderstandsynonym… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Escape from New York — Infobox Film name = Escape from New York caption = Theatrical poster director = John Carpenter producer = Larry J. Franco Debra Hill writer = John Carpenter Nick Castle starring = Kurt Russell Lee Van Cleef Ernest Borgnine Donald Pleasence Isaac… …   Wikipedia

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