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escape

noun [U]
 
 
/ɪˈskeɪp/ ( often Escape, also escape key, abbreviation Esc) IT
the key on a computer keyboard which allows you to leave a particular screen and return to the previous one or to interrupt a process: Press Escape to return to the main menu. To exit the program, use Esc.
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