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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A forceful emergence from a restrictive condition or situation.
  • noun A sudden manifestation or increase, as of a disease; an outbreak.
  • noun A sudden or dramatic improvement or increase in popularity.
  • noun A breakdown of statistical data.
  • noun Sports A play, as in hockey, in which the defending team moves the puck out of its defensive zone, especially by passing, to begin an offensive play.
  • adjective Characterized by a sudden significant improvement or increase in popularity.
  • adjective Conducted separately from a larger group or meeting.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun An escape from prison
  • noun An escape from any restrictive or confining situation
  • noun An outbreak
  • noun A breakdown of statistics; a detailed view of component parts

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun an escape from jail

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