evade capture/arrest


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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Authorities in southwestern Oregon are warning that a man suspected of kidnapping a woman and beating her unconscious may now be using dating apps to evade capture or find potential new victims, according to police. Andy Rose, CNN, 29 Jan. 2023 Some try to evade capture after crossing, but most seek out U.S. border agents to begin the process of making a humanitarian claim. Washington Post, 11 Mar. 2021 Flash forward 15 years later, and this leads to a dash around the world as Hanna and Erik continuously evade capture, while Hanna also gets her first taste of life as a teenager (and Snickers bars). Rachel Paige, refinery29.com, 2 July 2020 The band members then spend the rest of the video trying to outrun fans, getting into a fight with a chain gang, speeding through a mini market and even jumping off a roof to evade capture. Starr Bowenbank, Billboard, 25 Jan. 2023 But many others, including previous U.S. deportees, travel with smugglers who seek to evade capture by making dangerous getaway attempts. Nick Miroff, Washington Post, 11 Jan. 2023 To evade capture, some yacht owners have moved their vessels to the sanction-free waters of Russia and Turkey. Tori Latham, Robb Report, 7 Oct. 2022 The study provides new insights into how sharks’ are defending themselves to evade capture by orcas. Camille Fine, USA TODAY, 6 Oct. 2022 The new footage shows this great white shark attempted to evade capture by orcas, using behavior not previously seen exhibited by these large predators. Melissa Cristina Márquez, Forbes, 3 Oct. 2022 See More

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“Evade capture/arrest.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/evade%20capture%2Farrest. Accessed 29 May. 2023.

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