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escape British & World English

Break free from confinement or control

escape English Thesaurus

he had escaped from prison

escape road British & World 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 British & World English

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

escape clause British & World English

A contract provision which specifies the conditions under which a party can be freed from an obligation

escape hatch British & World English

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

escape wheel British & World English

A toothed wheel in the escapement of a watch or clock

narrow escape British & World English

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

escape velocity British & World English

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

escape mechanism British & World English

A mental process which enables a person to avoid acknowledging unpleasant or threatening aspects of reality

make good one's escape British & World English

Succeed in breaking free from confinement

escape the clutches of British & World English

Break free from the control or grasp of

escape key in escape British & World English

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

escape the clutches of in escape British & World English

Break free from the control or grasp of

make good one's escape in escape British & World English

Succeed in breaking free from confinement

escape the clutches or grip of in escape British & World English

Break free from the control or grasp of


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