Synonyms and Antonyms of staying 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.
avoiding, dodging, ducking, eluding, escaping, eschewing, evading, finessing, getting around, scaping, shaking, shirking, shuffling (out of), shunning, weaseling (out of)
averting, deflecting, diverting, obviating, parrying, preventing, warding (off)
banning, barring, debarring, eliminating, excepting, excluding, precluding, ruling out
bypassing, circumventing, skirting
foiling, foxing, frustrating, outfoxing, outsmarting, outwitting, overreaching, thwarting