Synonyms and Antonyms of stayed clear of
to get or keep away from (as a responsibility) through cleverness or trickery
- He adroitly changed the subject to stay clear of having to admit what he'd done.
avoided, dodged, ducked, eluded, escaped, eschewed, evaded, finessed, got around, scaped, shirked, shook, shuffled (out of), shunned, weaseled (out of)
averted, deflected, diverted, obviated, parried, prevented, warded (off)
banned, barred, debarred, eliminated, excepted, excluded, precluded, ruled out
bypassed, circumvented, skirted
foiled, foxed, frustrated, outfoxed, outsmarted, outwitted, overreached, thwarted