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bailout the act of parachuting out of an airplane to escape an impending disaster. [1/3 definitions]
ball and chain a heavy ball attached by a chain to a prisoner's ankle to prevent escape.
beat the rap (slang) to escape punishment.
black hole a hypothetical region or body in space, possibly the remnants of a collapsed star, with such a strong gravitational pull that neither light nor matter can escape.
bolt1 an abrupt movement away from or toward something, as in attempting an escape; dash. [2/14 definitions]
break to move suddenly or forcefully out of; escape from. [2/25 definitions]
breakout a forceful escape from a restricting place or situation, such as prison.
chain gang a group of convicts chained together to prevent their escape from an outdoor work site.
checkmate in the game of chess, a winning maneuver in which the opponent's king piece is brought under direct attack and from which escape is not possible. [2/3 definitions]
chimney a hollow, vertical structure of masonry, which allows smoke and gases to escape from a furnace, fireplace, or stove; flue. [1/2 definitions]
clear away to get away; escape.
clear off to get away; escape.
close call (informal) a narrow escape from danger, failure, detection, or the like.
corner an awkward position from which escape is difficult. [1/10 definitions]
cornered in an awkward, embarrassing, or dangerous position from which escape is difficult. [1/2 definitions]
Daedalus in Greek mythology, an artist who made wings for himself and his son Icarus to escape from the Labyrinth in Crete.
elude to escape from or remain outside of the grasp of. [1/2 definitions]
escapism the tendency to escape from or avoid reality by absorbing oneself in fantasies or other entertainment.
evade to avoid or escape by cleverness or trickery. [2/5 definitions]
evasive serving to allow one to avoid, escape, or fail to perform something.
excuse a pretext or subterfuge, esp. when used to escape disapproval or blame. [1/10 definitions]