Break free from confinement or control
he escaped from prison
To escape again.
A valve or other opening through which air is allowed to escape.
= shift code.
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
A staircase or other apparatus used for escaping from a building on fire
A gas leak.
An apparatus for rescuing persons who have fallen through the ice, especially an ice ladder or a device consisting of one or more spikes with a rope or cord attached.
A clause in a contract that specifies the conditions under which one party can be freed from an obligation
A hatch for use as an emergency exit, especially from a submarine, ship, or aircraft
A toothed wheel in the escapement of a watch or clock
A situation in which an accident or other unfortunate incident is barely avoided
An escape code consisting of a sequence of characters.
The lowest velocity that a body must have in order to escape the gravitational attraction of a particular planet or other object
An escape code in the form of a single character used to indicate that subsequent characters should be interpreted differently (especially as belonging to a different fount), and subsequently to signal a transfer of control between different parts of a program.
A mental process such as daydreaming that enables a person to avoid acknowledging unpleasant or threatening aspects of reality
Highly improbable and extraordinary and bringing very welcome consequences
A key on a computer keyboard that either interrupts the current operation or causes subsequent characters to be interpreted differently