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 in a sentence
She sidestepped the reporter's question.
They're sidestepping the real issue.
First Known Use of sidestep
SIDESTEP Defined for Kids
Definition of sidestep for Students
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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