Associations to the word «Escape»


ESCAPE, verb. (intransitive) To get free, to free oneself.
ESCAPE, verb. (transitive) To avoid (any unpleasant person or thing); to elude, get away from.
ESCAPE, verb. (intransitive) To avoid capture; to get away with something, avoid punishment.
ESCAPE, verb. (transitive) To elude the observation or notice of; to not be seen or remembered by.
ESCAPE, verb. (transitive) (computing) To cause (a single character, or all such characters in a string) to be interpreted literally, instead of with any special meaning it would usually have in the same context, often by prefixing with another character.
ESCAPE, verb. (computing) To halt a program or command by pressing a key (such as the "Esc" key) or combination of keys.
ESCAPE, noun. The act of leaving a dangerous or unpleasant situation.
ESCAPE, noun. (computing) escape key
ESCAPE, noun. (programming) The text character represented by 27 (decimal) or 1B (hexadecimal).
ESCAPE, noun. (snooker) A successful shot from a snooker position.
ESCAPE, noun. (manufacturing) A defective product that is allowed to leave a manufacturing facility.
ESCAPE, noun. (obsolete) That which escapes attention or restraint; a mistake, oversight, or transgression.
ESCAPE, noun. Leakage or outflow, as of steam or a liquid, or an electric current through defective insulation.
ESCAPE, noun. (obsolete) A sally.
ESCAPE, noun. (architecture) An apophyge.
ESCAPE ARTIST, noun. A person who is skilled at escaping from confinement, often as a profession with escapes performed before an audience.
ESCAPE ARTISTS, noun. Plural of escape artist
ESCAPE CHARACTER, noun. (computing) (telecommunications) A single metacharacter, usually a control code, which in a sequence of characters signifies that what is to follow takes an alternative interpretation. The term escape sequence refers to the escape character and the subsequent character or characters so modified.
ESCAPE CHARACTERS, noun. Plural of escape character
ESCAPE CLAUSE, noun. (figuratively) Any clause, term or condition in a contract that allows a party to that contract to avoid having to perform the contract or cancel it.
ESCAPE FIRE, noun. A fuel-free safe spot, consisting of burning grass as a method of defense against a forest fire.
ESCAPE FIRE, noun. (idiomatic) An unconventional or counter intuitive solution to a difficult problem.
ESCAPE HATCH, noun. An emergency exit in a vehicle, aircraft, ship, or similar structure.
ESCAPE KEY, noun. (computing) A key on a computer keyboard that can be used to cancel an operation.
ESCAPE KEYS, noun. Plural of escape key
ESCAPE LITERATURE, noun. Any genre of literature used as escapism
ESCAPE POD, noun. Any small, secondary, emergency-use vehicle used to evacuate from the main vehicle during times of danger. Usually refers to a small pod-like capsule that fits a low number of people. Escape pods are common in science-fiction literature, and often are attached to spaceships, although marine varieties have been spotted.
ESCAPE PODS, noun. Plural of escape pod
ESCAPE RHYTHM, noun. (cardiology) A heart rhythm that is initiated at places other than the sinus node.
ESCAPE SEQUENCE, noun. (computing) (telecommunications) An escape character together with the subsequent characters that specify a particular meaning.
ESCAPE SEQUENCES, noun. Plural of escape sequence
ESCAPE TONE, noun. (music) a non-harmonic tone that is a second from a note in the previous chord and more than a second from a note in the next chord
ESCAPE TONES, noun. Plural of escape tone
ESCAPE VELOCITIES, noun. Plural of escape velocity
ESCAPE VELOCITY, noun. (astrophysics) The minimum velocity needed to escape the gravitational field of a planet or other body.
ESCAPE WHEEL, noun. (horology) The wheel of an escapement.

Dictionary definition

ESCAPE, noun. The act of escaping physically; "he made his escape from the mental hospital"; "the canary escaped from its cage"; "his flight was an indication of his guilt".
ESCAPE, noun. An inclination to retreat from unpleasant realities through diversion or fantasy; "romantic novels were her escape from the stress of daily life"; "his alcohol problem was a form of escapism".
ESCAPE, noun. Nonperformance of something distasteful (as by deceit or trickery) that you are supposed to do; "his evasion of his clear duty was reprehensible"; "that escape from the consequences is possible but unattractive".
ESCAPE, noun. An avoidance of danger or difficulty; "that was a narrow escape".
ESCAPE, noun. A means or way of escaping; "hard work was his escape from worry"; "they installed a second hatch as an escape"; "their escape route".
ESCAPE, noun. A plant originally cultivated but now growing wild.
ESCAPE, noun. The discharge of a fluid from some container; "they tried to stop the escape of gas from the damaged pipe"; "he had to clean up the leak".
ESCAPE, noun. A valve in a container in which pressure can build up (as a steam boiler); it opens automatically when the pressure reaches a dangerous level.
ESCAPE, verb. Run away from confinement; "The convicted murderer escaped from a high security prison".
ESCAPE, verb. Fail to experience; "Fortunately, I missed the hurricane".
ESCAPE, verb. Escape potentially unpleasant consequences; get away with a forbidden action; "She gets away with murder!"; "I couldn't get out from under these responsibilities".
ESCAPE, verb. Be incomprehensible to; escape understanding by; "What you are seeing in him eludes me".
ESCAPE, verb. Remove oneself from a familiar environment, usually for pleasure or diversion; "We escaped to our summer house for a few days"; "The president of the company never manages to get away during the summer".
ESCAPE, verb. Flee; take to one's heels; cut and run; "If you see this man, run!"; "The burglars escaped before the police showed up".
ESCAPE, verb. Issue or leak, as from a small opening; "Gas escaped into the bedroom".

Wise words

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