HyperDic: beat_around_the_bush

English > 1 sense of the expression beat around the bush:
VERBcommunicationbeat around the bush, equivocate, tergiversate, prevaricate, palterbe deliberately ambiguous or unclear / unclear in order to mislead or withhold information
English > beat around the bush: 1 sense > verb 1, communication
MeaningBe deliberately ambiguous or unclear / unclear in order to mislead or withhold information.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s PP
Synonymsequivocate, tergiversate, prevaricate, palter
Broadermisinform, misleadGive false / false or misleading information to
Spanishmentir, prevaricar, tergiversar
Catalanprevaricar, tergiversar

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