Synonyms and Antonyms of sidestep

  1. 1 to avoid having to comply with (something) especially through cleverness the eager enlistee sidestepped the regulations by lying about his age Synonyms beat, bypass, dodge, get around, shortcut, circumvent, skirtRelated Words avoid, duck, elude, end-run, escape, eschew, evade, outflank, shake, shirk, shun; disobey, disregard, flout, ignore; avert, deflect, divert, obviate, parry, prevent, ward (off)Near Antonyms accede (to), acquiesce (to), assent (to); accept, court, embrace, pursue, seek, welcome; catch, contract, incurAntonyms comply (with), follow, keep, obey, observe

  2. 2 to move suddenly aside or to and fro the startled spectator sidestepped away from the oncoming ball Synonyms duck, jink, dodge, slalom, weave, zigzagRelated Words avoid, elude, escape, evade, parry, shirk, skirt; deflect, turn; slide, slip

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a trip made at another's expense

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