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sidesteps

verb
present tense third-person singular of sidestep

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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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side street

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“Sidesteps.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/sidesteps. Accessed 23 Oct. 2021.

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