Simple Definition of sidestep
: to avoid walking into or being hit by (someone or something) by stepping to the right or left
: to avoid answering or dealing with (something) directly
Examples of sidestep
She sidestepped the reporter's question.
They're sidestepping the real issue.
First Known Use of sidestep
SIDESTEP Defined for Kids
Definition of sidestep
1 : to take a sideways step <… she sidestepped in front of him, blocking his path. — Carl Hiaasen, Hoot>
2 : to avoid by a step to the side <He sidestepped the punch.>
3 : to avoid answering or dealing with <She sidestepped the question.>
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