elude definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • To avoid or getting away from, as by daring, cleverness, or ability: The suspect consistently elude the police.
    • to flee the comprehension or understanding of: a name which includes always eluded myself; a metaphor that eluded all of them. See Synonyms at escape.
    • in order to prevent slyly, by artifice, stratagem, or dexterity; to escape from in a covert way; to mock by surprise escape; to baffle
    • To evade or getting away from, as by daring, cleverness, or skill: The suspect will continue to elude the authorities.
    • To escape the comprehension or understanding of: a name who has always eluded me; a metaphor that eluded all of them. See Synonyms at escape.
    • in order to prevent slyly, by artifice, stratagem, or dexterity; to escape from in a covert way; to mock by surprise escape; to baffle
  • verb:
    • To avoid, or getting away from someone or something, particularly simply by using cunning or skill.
    • To remove a pursuer; to give some one the slide.
    • to flee comprehension of; to-be incomprehensible to.
    • eliminate or stay away from rewarding, responding to, or carrying out (duties, concerns, or dilemmas)
    • be incomprehensible to; escape comprehension by
    • escape, either physically or psychologically
    • To evade, or getting away from some body or something, particularly by using cunning or skill.
    • To remove a pursuer; to offer somebody the slip.
    • To escape knowledge of; is incomprehensible to.
    • avoid or avoid fulfilling, answering, or doing (tasks, questions, or dilemmas)
    • be incomprehensible to; escape understanding by
    • escape, either physically or mentally
  • others:
    • in order to avoid by artifice, stratagem, deceit, or dexterity; escape; evade: because, to elude goal; to elude a blow or swing.
    • To remain unseen, undiscovered, or unexplained, by; baffle the query or scrutiny of: since, secrets that elude the keenest search.
    • Synonyms To shun, flee, shirk, dodge, baffle, foil, frustrate.
    • to prevent by artifice, stratagem, deceit, or dexterity; escape; evade: as, to elude pursuit; to elude a blow or stroke.
    • to stay unseen, undiscovered, or unexplained, by; baffle the inquiry or scrutiny of: as, secrets that elude the keenest search.
    • Synonyms To shun, flee, shirk, dodge, baffle, foil, frustrate.

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