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    elude

    elude - Dictionary definition and meaning for word elude

    Definition
    (verb) escape, either physically or mentally
    Synonyms : bilk , evade
    Example Sentence
    • The thief eluded the police
    • This difficult idea seems to evade her
    • The event evades explanation
    Definition
    (verb) be incomprehensible to; escape understanding by
    Synonyms : escape
    Example Sentence
    • What you are seeing in him eludes me
    Definition
    (verb) avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues)
    Synonyms : circumvent , dodge , duck , evade , fudge , hedge , parry , put off , sidestep , skirt
    Example Sentence
    • He dodged the issue
    • she skirted the problem
    • They tend to evade their responsibilities
    • he evaded the questions skillfully
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