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escape

1. a valve that releases air, steam, etc., above a certain pressure; relief valve or safety valve
2. Botany a plant that was originally cultivated but is now growing wild

Escape

 

in Soviet criminal law, the crime of evading the serving of a sentence or restraining measures in the form of imprisonment under guard.

According to the Criminal Code of the RSFSR, escape from a place of confinement or from under guard committed by a person serving a sentence or held in preliminary confinement is punishable by deprivation of freedom for a period of up to three years. Escape combined with the use of force against the guard is punishable by a sentence of up to five years. Escape from a place of exile or from an alcoholic reeducation center or escape en route to exile or the center is punishable by deprivation of freedom for a period of up to one year.

What does it mean when you dream about an escape?

The act of escaping in a dream sometimes indicates the need to face an issue or a condition that one is evading. Alternatively, one may need to “escape” something that is about to collapse, such as a burning building.

escape

[i′skāp]
(computer science)
To exit from a program, routine, or mode.

escape

The curved part of the shaft of a column where it springs out of the base; the apophyge, 1.

Escape

Abiathar
only son of Ahimelech to avoid Saul’s slaughter. [O.T.: I Samuel 22:20]
Ariadne
Minos’s daughter; gave Theseus thread by which to escape labyrinth. [Gk. Myth.: Zimmerman, 31]
Cerambus
transformed into beetle in order to fly above Zeus’s deluge. [Gk. Myth.: Zimmerman, 55]
Christian
flees the City of Destruction. [Br. Lit.: Pilgrim’s Progress]
Daedalus
escaped from Crete by flying on wings made of wax and feathers. [Gk. Myth.: Benét, 244]
Dantès, Edmond
after fifteen years in the Chateau d’If he escapes by being thrown into the sea as another prisoner’s corpse. [Fr. Lit.: Dumas The Count of Monte Cristo]
Deucalion
on Prometheus’ advice, survived flood in ark. [Gk. Myth.: Gaster, 84–85]
Dunkirk
340,000 British troops evacuated against long odds (1941). [Eur. Hist.: Van Doren, 475]
Exodus
Jewish captives escape Pharaoh’s bondage. [O.T.: Exodus]
Fugitive, The
(Dr. Richard Kimble) tale of wrongfully-accused man fleeing imprisonment. [TV: Terrace, I, 290–291]
Hansel and Gretel
woodcutter’s children barely escape witch. [Ger. Fairy Tale: Grimm, 56]
Hegira (Hijrah)
Muhammad’s flight from Mecca to Medina (622). [Islamic Hist.: EB, V: 39–40]
Houdini, Harry
(1874–1926) shackled magician could extricate himself from any entrapment. [Am. Hist.: Wallechinsky, 196]
Ishmael
the only one to escape when the Pequod is wrecked by the white whale. [Am. Lit.: Melville, Moby Dick]
Jim
Miss Watson’s runaway slave; Huck’s traveling companion. [Am. Lit.: Huckleberry Finn]
Jonah
delivered from fish’s belly after three days. [O.T.: Jonah 1, 2]
Noah
with family and animals, escapes the Deluge. [O.T.: Genesis 8:15–19]
Papillon
one of the few to escape from Devil’s Island. [Fr. Hist.: Papillon]
parting of the Red Sea
God divides the waters for Israelites’ flight. [O.T.: Exodus 14:21–29]
Phyxios
epithet of Zeus as god of escape. [Gk. Myth.: Kravitz, 94]
Robin, John, and Harold Hensman
run away from “petticoat government” to live in forest. [Children’s Lit.: Brendon Chase, Fisher, 306]
Strange Cargo
prisoners escape by boat from Devil’s Island, accompanied by a mysterious stranger. [Am. Cinema: Strange Cargo]
Theseus
escapes labyrinth with aid from Ariadne. [Gk. Myth.: Zimmerman, 31]
Tyler, Toby
runs away from cruel Uncle Daniel to join circus. [Children’s Lit.: Toby Tyler]
Ziusudra
Sumerian Noah. [Sumerian Legend: Benét, 1116]

ESCAPE

(language)
An early system on the IBM 650.

[Listed in CACM 2(5):16 (May 1959)].

escape

(character)
(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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Bruno Treipl, traveller, sportsman, wartime internee, escaper and hotelier was born in Unken, Zell-am-See, near Salzburg, Austria, 15th February 1916; he died in Salzburg, 10th March 2006.
The pall the breakout cast over US-Yemen relations worsened when, in the weeks that followed, it was learned that 17 of the 23 escapers were seasoned Al Qaeda activists with wide experience in planning and executing terrorist operations--13 of them convicted of involvement in the USS Cole bombing.
But the tunnels were only part of the work, as each escaper needed civilian clothing, well-forged papers, and a convincing cover story.
All the escapers needed extraordinary courage and resourcefulness to escape from captivity and make their way across hundreds of kilometres of hostile territory to eventually reach a safe country.
Axel Klaus Meier, who heads a group devoted to the memory of successful and unsuccessful escapers said the game only served as reminder to them.
It was under the theatre's seats that the escapers hid the sand excavated from their tunnelling.
The escapers each took a souvenir Luger and headed west, eventually reaching Brussels, where they sold the looted Mercedes for the equivalent of pounds 200.
All the characters take on a role, James Garner's the guy who can get anything and the master of escapers is the Steve McQueen character.
A surprising number of guards proved co-operative in supplying railway timetables, maps, and the official papers required for escapers l'Tom' was only ten feet from completion when it was discovered.
The helicopter - which had been rented at nearby Castellet aerodrome and then hijacked in mid-air - set down the escapers at Cassis, just outside Marseille.
He and some other recaptured escapers were held in an unheated police station.
After the last roll call on the day of the escape, still in daylight, many normal residents of hut 104 ambled into the vacated bunks of the escapers who slowly and casually crowded into tunnel-hut 104.