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Pona - Escape. Survive

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Pona is a Xitsonga word meaning "Escape. Survive" in English. No rating. Help us improve content quality by rating below or by sending a suggestion

Definition of escape
- Escape n
- The act of escaping physically; "he made his escape from the mental hospital"; "the canary escaped from its cage"; "his flight was an indication of his guilt" [syn: {flight}]
- An inclination to retreat from unpleasant realities through diversion or fantasy; "romantic novels were her escape from the stress of daily life"; "his alcohol problem was a form of escapism" [syn: {escapism}]
- The unwanted discharge of a fluid from some container; "they tried to stop the escape of gas from the damaged pipe"; "he had to clean up the leak" [syn: {leak}, {leakage}, {outflow}]
- A valve in a container in which pressure can build up (as a steam boiler); it opens automatically when the pressure reaches a dangerous level [syn: {safety valve}, {relief valve}, {escape valve}, {escape cock}]
- Nonperformance of something distasteful (as by deceit or trickery) that you are supposed to do; "his evasion of his clear duty was reprehensible"; "that escape from the consequences is possible but unattractive" [syn: {evasion}, {dodging}]
- An avoidance of danger or difficulty; "that was a narrow escape"
- A means or way of escaping; "hard work was his escape from worry"; "they installed a second hatch as an escape"; "their escape route"
- A plant originally cultivated but now growing wild v
- Run away from confinement; "The convicted murderer escaped from a high security prison" [syn: {get away}, {break loose}]
- Fail to experience; "Fortunately, I missed the hurricane" [syn: {miss}]
- Escape potentially unpleasant consequences; get away with a forbidden action; "She gets away with murder!"; "I couldn't get out from under these responsibilities" [syn: {get off}, {get away}, {get by}, {get out}]
- Be incomprehensible to; escape understanding by; "What you are seeing in him eludes me" [syn: {elude}]
- Issue or leak, as from a small opening; "Gas escaped into the bedroom"
- Remove oneself from a familiar environment, usually for pleasure or diversion; "We escaped to our summer house for a few days"; "The president of the company never manages to get away during the summer" [syn: {get away}]
- Flee; take to one's heels; cut and run; "If you see this man, run!"; "The burglars escaped before the police showed up" [syn: {run}, {scarper}, {turn tail}, {lam}, {run away}, {hightail it}, {bunk}, {head for the hills}, {take to the woods}, {fly the coop}, {break away}]
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