sidestep


sidestep

verb

Definition of SIDESTEP

1
to avoid having to comply with (something) especially through cleverness <the eager enlistee sidestepped the regulations by lying about his age>
Near Antonyms accede (to), acquiesce (to), assent (to); accept, court, embrace, pursue, seek, welcome; catch, contract, incur
Antonyms comply (with), follow, keep, obey, observe
2
to move suddenly aside or to and fro <the startled spectator sidestepped away from the oncoming ball>

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