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