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ELUDE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does elude mean? 

ELUDE (verb)
  The verb ELUDE has 3 senses:

1. escape, either physically or mentally
2. be incomprehensible to; escape understanding by
3. avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues)

  Familiarity information: ELUDE used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


ELUDE (verb)


Sense 1elude [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Escape, either physically or mentally

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

elude; evade; bilk

Context examples:

The thief eluded the police / This difficult idea seems to evade her / The event evades explanation

Hypernyms (to "elude" is one way to...):

break loose; escape; get away (run away from confinement)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody


Sense 2elude [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Be incomprehensible to; escape understanding by

Classified under:

Verbs of being, having, spatial relations

Synonyms:

elude; escape

Context example:

What you are seeing in him eludes me

Hypernyms (to "elude" is one way to...):

amaze; baffle; beat; bewilder; dumbfound; flummox; get; gravel; mystify; nonplus; perplex; pose; puzzle; stick; stupefy; vex (be a mystery or bewildering to)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "elude"):

defy; refuse; resist (elude, especially in a baffling way)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s somebody

Sentence example:

The performance is likely to elude Sue


Sense 3elude [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues)

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

sidestep; skirt; hedge; evade; parry; fudge; elude; dodge; circumvent; duck; put off

Context examples:

He dodged the issue / she skirted the problem / They tend to evade their responsibilities / he evaded the questions skillfully

Hypernyms (to "elude" is one way to...):

avoid (stay clear from; keep away from; keep out of the way of someone or something)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "elude"):

quibble (evade the truth of a point or question by raising irrelevant objections)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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