evade capture/arrest

Definition of evade capture/arrest

:to avoid being captured/arrested
  • They have evaded capture/arrest so far .

Word by Word Definitions

evade play
  1. : to slip away

  2. : to take refuge in escape or avoidance

  3. : to elude by dexterity or stratagem

capture play
  1. : an act or instance of capturing: such as

  2. : an act of catching, winning, or gaining control by force, stratagem, or guile

  3. : a move in a board game (such as chess or checkers) that gains an opponent's piece

  1. : to take captive

  2. : to gain or win especially through effort

  3. : to emphasize, represent, or preserve (something, such as a scene, mood, or quality) in a more or less permanent form

arrest play
  1. : seize, capture

  2. : to bring to a stop

  3. : check, slow

  1. : the taking or detaining in custody by authority of law

  2. : the act of stopping

  3. : the condition of being stopped or inactive — compare cardiac arrest


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