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escape US English

Break free from confinement or control

escape US Thesaurus

he escaped from prison

re-escape US English

To escape again.

air escape US English

A valve or other opening through which air is allowed to escape.

escape code US English

= shift code.

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

gas escape US English

A gas leak.

ice escape US English

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.

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 sequence US English

An escape code consisting of a sequence of characters.

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 character US English

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.

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