HyperDic: elude

English > 3 senses of the word elude:
VERBmotionelude, evade, bilkescape, either physically or mentally
stativeelude, escapebe incomprehensible to
communicationelude, hedge, fudge, evade, put off, circumvent, parry, skirt, dodge, duck, sidestepavoid / avoid or try to avoid / avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues)
elude > pronunciation
Soundsihluw'd
Rhymesaccrued ... vicissitude: 66 rhymes with uwd...
English > elude: 3 senses > verb 1, motion
Meaningescape, either physically or mentally.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody
Example"The thief eluded the police"
Synonymsevade, bilk
Broaderescape, get away, break looserun away from confinement
Spanisheludir, evadir, evitar, rehuir
Catalandefugir, eludir, evadir, evitar
Adjectiveselusiveskillful at eluding capture
Nounselusion, eludingthe act of avoiding capture (especially by cunning)
English > elude: 3 senses > verb 2, stative
MeaningBe incomprehensible to; escape understanding by.
PatternSomething ----s somebody
ModelThe performance is likely to elude Sue
Example"What you are seeing in him eludes me"
Synonymescape
Narrowerdefy, resist, refuseelude, especially in a baffling way
Broaderperplex, vex, stick, get, puzzle, mystify, baffle, beat, pose, bewilder, flummox, stupefy, nonplus, gravel, amaze, dumbfoundBe a mystery or bewildering to
Spanishescaparse
Catalanescapar-se
Adjectiveselusivedifficult to detect or grasp by the mind or analyze
elusivedifficult to describe / describe
English > elude: 3 senses > verb 3, communication
Meaningavoid / avoid or try to avoid / avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues).
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymshedge, fudge, evade, put off, circumvent, parry, skirt, dodge, duck, sidestep
NarrowerbegDodge, avoid answering, or take for granted
quibbleEvade the truth of a point or question by raising irrelevant objections
BroaderavoidStay clear from
Spanisheludir, esquivar, evadir, evitar, rehuir
Catalandefugir, eludir, esquivar, evadir, evitar

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