meaning of escape

1. To flee from and avoid; to be saved or exempt from; to shun; to obtain security from; as, to escape danger.
To avoid the notice of; to pass unobserved by; to evade; as, the fact escaped our attention.
To flee, and become secure from danger; -- often followed by from or out of.
To get clear from danger or evil of any form; to be passed without harm.
To get free from that which confines or holds; -- used of persons or things; as, to escape from prison, from arrest, or from slavery; gas escapes from the pipes; electricity escapes from its conductors.
The act of fleeing from danger, of evading harm, or of avoiding notice; deliverance from injury or any evil; flight; as, an escape in battle; a narrow escape; also, the means of escape; as, a fire escape.
That which escapes attention or restraint; a mistake; an oversight; also, transgression.
A sally.
The unlawful permission, by a jailer or other custodian, of a prisoners departure from custody.
An apophyge.
Leakage or outflow, as of steam or a liquid.
Leakage or loss of currents from the conducting wires, caused by defective insulation.
escape ESC ASCII character 27. When sent by the user, escape is often used to abort execution or data entry. When sent by the computer it often starts an escape sequence.

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