Definition of evade
- evaded the real issues
- the simple, personal meaning evaded them
- —C. D. Lewis
The criminals have so far managed to evade the police.
a politician skilled at evading difficult questions
The governor has been accused of evading the issue.
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fight shy of, keep clear of, stay clear of, steer clear of;
: to stay away from (someone or something) : to avoid (someone or something)
: to avoid dealing with or facing (something)
: to avoid doing (something required)
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