Definition of escapee in English:

escapee

Pronunciation: /ɪˈskeɪpiː//ˌɛskeɪˈpiː/

noun

  • A person who has escaped from somewhere, especially prison.

    • ‘As to his being an escapee from custody, I have serious doubts whether that was so.’
    • ‘One night he encounters an escapee from a concentration camp.’
    • ‘We try to focus primarily on missing children, dangerous prison escapees and dangerous fugitives.’
    • ‘The nightly news was on, showing her picture, telling how she was a prison escapee who was armed and dangerous.’
    • ‘A spokesman for the Home Office said he was an absconder rather than an escapee, as he was officially allowed out of prison on licence.’
    • ‘The film concerns two escapees from a chain gang, one black and one white, who are forced to cooperate with one another to avoid capture.’
    • ‘He is an escapee from a prison in Venezuela, where he was incarcerated for blowing up an Air Cubana passenger plane in 1976, killing 73.’
    • ‘It's a story about a female prison escapee who will do anything to evade recapture.’
    • ‘Forces must also take measures to quickly welcome child-soldier escapees and enemy prisoners of war.’
    • ‘He said that during follow-up operations 40 of the escapees were recaptured within a few kilometres of the prison.’
    • ‘The incident was sparked off at about noon by a sighting in Colchester of a prison escapee.’
    • ‘The escapees sawed through bars in the exercise yard to gain their freedom.’
    • ‘They would be trying to spot and capture the escapee, who was jailed after smashing his way into a woman's home as she lay in bed.’
    • ‘Bank robber and prison escapee John Matthews talks candidly about his career.’
    • ‘A woman who gave birth prematurely after she was held up at gunpoint by a prison escapee has successfully sued the government for negligence.’
    • ‘Ray and Max are part of an underground scheme set up to create new lives in Canada for escapees from these prisons.’
    • ‘If one child attempts to escape, the rebels force the other abducted children to kill the would-be escapee, usually with clubs or machetes.’
    • ‘I figure they want to return the escapee to the prison.’
    • ‘Constables in Humberside, England, got a tip that a prison escapee was living in their town.’
    • ‘Some escapees have found it exceedingly easy to walk away from prison and return to society.’
    runaway, escaper, jailbreaker, fugitive, absconder, truant, deserter, defector
    refugee, displaced person, dp, asylum seeker
    runagate
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Pronunciation:

escapee

/ɪˈskeɪpiː//ˌɛskeɪˈpiː/