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sidestep

verb

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 of sidestep beat, bypass, dodge, get around, shortcut, circumvent, skirtWords Related to sidestep 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 of sidestep accede (to), acquiesce (to), assent (to); accept, court, embrace, pursue, seek, welcome; catch, contract, incurAntonyms of sidestep 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 of sidestep duck, jink, dodge, slalom, weave, zigzagWords Related to sidestep avoid, elude, escape, evade, parry, shirk, skirt; deflect, turn; slide, slip



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