"evade" in the verb sense
1. 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"
2. elude, evade, bilk
escape, either physically or mentally
"The thief eluded the police"
"This difficult idea seems to evade her"
"The event evades explanation"
"This man always hesitates and evades"
use cunning or deceit to escape or avoid
"The con man always evades"
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