1 he escaped from prison
run away/off, get out, break out, break free, make a break for it, bolt, flee, take flight, make off, take off, abscond, take to one's heels, make one's getaway, make a run for it;
disappear, vanish, slip away, sneak away
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The family—that dear octopus from whose tentacles we never quite escape.
Dodie Smith Dear Octopus ( 1938)