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English definition of “escape”

escape

verb [I] (COMPUTER)    /ɪˈskeɪp/ specialized
to press the key on a computer keyboard that allows you to leave a particular screen and return to the previous one or to interrupt a process: Escape from this window and return to the main menu.Operating computers
(Definition of escape verb (COMPUTER) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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