11B. Escaping and Departing____The need to escape____[Phrasal]

Rewrite the text, using PHRASAL VERBS to replace the underlined words:

We all need to get away from somewhere, somebody and something at some time or other in our lives. For many of us, this may just mean going out. For professional criminals, escape appears in many different forms. First, there is the planned escape where you break into a jeweller's shop and make off with several gold and diamond rings and Rolex watches. If you are caught, you then try to hire a good lawyer in the hope that you may get away with the crime and get off. The best criminals are the ones who never get caught like T. S. Eliot's McCavity, a cat that was called "the hidden paw". This master of crime would vanish without leaving a trace of evidence. As soon as the police were on the scene McCavity knew it was best to stand back.

Sometimes we need to escape from boring people or people we are afraid of. We have many polite idioms for announcing our departure. "I have to get on, now" may imply that you have work to do. "I must be getting along" may indicate that you have a journey to make as well as some responsibilities elsewhere. It is well known that many people fear doctors and dentists. Their surgeries may give out the sweet smelling vapours of health and hygiene, but we all know that doctors give injections and dentists take out teeth.

The best escape of all is when you can put reality behind you and turn in knowing that a pleasant night's sleep is ahead of you.


get away


get on

Escape being reprimanded for

get away with

Go, depart

get along

Be allowed to go free

get off

Go to bed

turn in

Run away

make off


give off


go off

Emit by vomiting

bring up

Not come too near

stand back


take out

Leave the house

go out