Examples of elude in a Sentence
The killer was able to elude the police.
The killer has eluded capture.
The cause of the disease continues to elude researchers.
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Chairez was charged with felony aggravated fleeing and eluding.
During that long manhunt, Bin Laden and his henchmen were constantly splitting their focus between eluding capture and committing fresh atrocities.
That means approving a budget -- a usually routine task that has eluded the state for 700 days -- will become even more difficult because a three-fifths majority will be required.
LOS ANGELES -- Detectives say saliva helped solve a multiple murder case that eluded investigators for six years in Southern California.
Harrison attributes his ability to elude defenders to his older brothers and a narrow hallway in his childhood home.
A measure of his achievement is that Achebe found an African voice in English that is so natural its artifice eludes us.
Meanwhile, the answer for how on-demand storytelling on various streaming services keeps cutting into cable subscriptions somehow keeps eluding networks.
Erin Sweda headed Ryan Gareis' serve to Hailey Furio, whose header barely eluded Metea goalkeeper Amy Ahern.
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Synonym Discussion of elude
ELUDE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of elude for English Language Learners
: to avoid or escape (someone or something) by being quick, skillful, or clever
: to fail to be understood or remembered by (someone)
: to fail to be achieved by (someone)
ELUDE Defined for Kids
Definition of elude for Students
: to avoid or escape by being quick, skillful, or tricky
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