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sidestep

verb

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1 to avoid having to comply with (something) especially through cleverness
  • the eager enlistee sidestepped the regulations by lying about his age

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2 to move suddenly aside or to and fro
  • the startled spectator sidestepped away from the oncoming ball

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The first known use of sidestep was circa 1656

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“Sidestep.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/sidestep. Accessed 6 Oct. 2022.

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