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It's pretty straightforward, I'm wondering what the nuance between 逃げる and 逃す is?

I'm assuming it's something like the difference between "run away" and "escape", but which one is which?

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Where did 逃す go in your question body? –  Earthliŋ May 21 '13 at 0:37
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@user1205935 It 逃げた. Or someone (itを) 逃した. –  Dono May 21 '13 at 0:54
    
@user1205935: Oh, umm...right there...all along, didn't you see it? yeah... –  silvermaple May 21 '13 at 0:54
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逃げる(にげる) -> escape

逃す(のがす) -> let escape (tried to catch it but could not)

逃がす(にがす) -> let escape (on purpose)

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Oh, thank you man, I actually had a whole other question lined up, but my copy and past skills (and brain skills) are not up to snuff today :) –  silvermaple May 21 '13 at 1:02
    
I always think of 逃す in connection with 見逃す, as in 敵を見逃さないで!! –  ssb May 21 '13 at 5:53
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