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escape US English

Break free from confinement or control

escape US Thesaurus

he escaped from prison

escape road US English

A slip road, especially on a racing circuit, for a vehicle to turn into if the driver is unable to negotiate a bend or slope safely

fire escape US English

A staircase or other apparatus used for escaping from a building on fire

escape clause US English

A clause in a contract that specifies the conditions under which one party can be freed from an obligation

escape hatch US English

A hatch for use as an emergency exit, especially from a submarine, ship, or aircraft

escape wheel US English

A toothed wheel in the escapement of a watch or clock

narrow escape US English

A situation in which an accident or other unfortunate incident is barely avoided

escape velocity US English

The lowest velocity that a body must have in order to escape the gravitational attraction of a particular planet or other object

escape mechanism US English

A mental process such as daydreaming that enables a person to avoid acknowledging unpleasant or threatening aspects of reality

miraculous US English

Highly improbable and extraordinary and bringing very welcome consequences

escape key in escape US English

A key on a computer keyboard that either interrupts the current operation or causes subsequent characters to be interpreted differently


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