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elude meaning and definition

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ELUDE verb

Definition of elude (verb)

  1. escape, either physically or mentally
    • "The thief eluded the police"; "This difficult idea seems to evade her"; "The event evades explanation"
    • synonyms: bilk, evade
  2. be incomprehensible to; escape understanding by
    • "What you are seeing in him eludes me"
    • synonyms: escape
  3. avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues)
Source: Princeton University Wordnet

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