Examples of sidestep in a Sentence
She sidestepped the reporter's question.
They're sidestepping the real issue.
Recent Examples of sidestep from the Web
For his part, Ossoff sidesteps the electoral math and its implications beyond Georgia.
The Green Book offered a way to sidestep danger and humiliation, listing hotels and businesses from New York City to Birmingham, Ala.
Bitter vegetables are typically hard to pair with wines, but Haisma sidestepped the problem by sourcing 90 high-acid reds and whites.
Crimson Totti jerseys were everywhere on the afternoon of the game, as fans sidestepped pizza crusts and broken beer bottles to make pilgrimages to a 2001-vintage mural of the player pointing to the sky.
After deriding climate change as a hoax and pledging to pull out of the Paris deal during his election campaign, Trump has sidestepped the issue and passed up an number of opportunities to outline his international stance toward global warming.
Hogan sidestepped confrontations with the Democratic leadership of the legislature on many issues by declining to either veto or endorse their actions.
Sidestep these stats and other potentially heinous situations by testing your knowledge with a round of True or False.
Sloths sidestep this extra energy expenditure by simply hanging below branches.
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First Known Use of sidestep
SIDESTEP Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of sidestep for English Language Learners
: to avoid walking into or being hit by (someone or something) by stepping to the right or left
: to avoid answering or dealing with (something) directly
SIDESTEP Defined for Kids
Definition of sidestep for Students
1 : to take a sideways step … she sidestepped in front of him, blocking his path. — Carl Hiaasen, Hoot
2 : to avoid by a step to the side He sidestepped the punch.
3 : to avoid answering or dealing with She sidestepped the question.
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