evade capture/arrest

idiom

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

Examples of evade capture/arrest in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Along areas of the border where migrant families have crossed in large groups to surrender to U.S. authorities and seek protection, Border Patrol agents pursued a handful of adult men trying to evade capture. Nick Miroff, Washington Post, 26 June 2024 In over their heads, Rory enlists his reluctant therapist, played by Hong Chau, to join their riotous escape through the city, where the inept thieves must put aside their differences and work together to evade capture — or worse. Etan Vlessing, The Hollywood Reporter, 13 June 2024 But when everything goes wrong, the duo must evade capture not only from the police but also from corrupt bureaucrats and underground crime lords. Jack Dunn, Variety, 13 June 2024 Nell just wants to evade capture long enough to find an honest magistrate to clear her name. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, 15 Apr. 2024 See all Example Sentences for evade capture/arrest 

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“Evade capture/arrest.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/evade%20capture%2Farrest. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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