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elude

 
Verb elude has 3 senses
  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"
    --1 is one way to escape, get away, break loose
    Derived forms: noun elusion1, noun eluding1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s somebody
  2. elude, escape - be incomprehensible to; escape understanding by; "What you are seeing in him eludes me"
    --2 is one way to perplex, vex, stick, get, puzzle, mystify, baffle, beat, pose, bewilder, flummox, stupefy, nonplus, gravel, amaze, dumbfound
    Sample sentence:
    The performance is likely to elude Sue
  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"
    --3 is one way to avoid
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
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