elude  

  • Definition of elude

    • (v): 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"  
    • (v): escape, either physically or mentally; "The thief eluded the police"; "This difficult idea seems to evade her"; "The event evades explanation"  
    • (v): be incomprehensible to; escape understanding by; "What you are seeing in him eludes me"  

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