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Verb elude has 3 senses
- 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
Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody
- 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
The performance is likely to elude Sue
- 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
Somebody ----s something