- The act of leaving police custody or lawful control with the purpose of evading detention or legal proceedings
- An occasion or event where one successfully avoids confinement or eludes a situation
- The legal infraction constituted by the act of fleeing from custody or confinement
- While awaiting trial, the defendant was charged with escape when he left the house arrest without permission.
- With a sudden dash, the prisoner made a daring escape from the poorly guarded facility.
- Being found guilty of escape can lead to additional sentences in some jurisdictions.