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Meaning of evade

e•vade

Pronunciation: (i-vād'), [key]
— v., e•vad•ed, e•vad•ing.
—v.t.
  1. to escape from by trickery or cleverness: to evade one's pursuers.
  2. to get around by trickery: to evade rules.
  3. to avoid doing or fulfilling: to evade an obligation.
  4. to avoid answering directly: to evade a question.
  5. to elude; escape: The solution evaded him.
—v.i.
  1. to practice evasion.
  2. to elude or get away from someone or something by craft or slyness; escape.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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