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Scape, subst. == escape (q. v.) 1) a getting safe out of danger: Shr. V, 2, 3. Oth. I, 3, 136.
2) a transgression, impropriety of conduct: “day night's --s doth open lay,” Lucr. 747. “simple --s,” Merch. II, 2, 174. “some s.” Wint. III, 3, 73. Substituted for escape by M. Edd.: Meas. IV, 1, 63. for “scope:” John III, 4, 154.
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