While running away from my furious wife, my suit got really torn up.
Because the hiragana ends with an う sound, you know this word is a verb. The kanji itself means escape so the verb vocab version is to escape. Also, it can be to flee or to run away. Basically, if you're trying to get away from someone or something, you could be doing this.
You are trying to escape from something chasing you, but you can't run fast because of your knee (に). You try to run, but it keeps holding you back. Feel the fear and pain of running with a hurt knee, and curse that knee of yours for holding you back.