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.
Recent Examples of elude from the Web
In issuing its mandate, the board is asking Karl Roessner, E*Trade’s chief since September, to reinvigorate the core brokerage business and achieve a revival that has largely eluded the six CEOs who preceded him after the...
The suspects fled on foot and managed to elude capture, despite assistance from a Jefferson County Sheriff's Office tracking dog.
If the neutrino mass does elude KATRIN, their current understanding of the cosmos will have passed another test.
Capote could just as well be talking about Day-Lewis, who has mostly eluded interviewers in the years since his stratospheric rise.
Hammel opened the fourth by surrendering a bloop single to Hanley Ramirez on a ball that just eluded right fielder Bonifacio.
That’s a task that has eluded French presidents for generations.
Mors was arrested and charged with grand theft of a motor vehicle, fleeing and eluding a law enforcement officer and driving without a license.
The ball caromed of the left-field wall, eluding the outfielders, who couldn't chase it down in time to stop the speedy White from circling the bases.
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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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