Examples of sidestep in a sentence
She sidestepped the reporter's question.
They're sidestepping the real issue.
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.
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up sidestep? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).