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Elude (third-person singular simple present Eludes, present participle eluding, simple past and past participle eluded)

  1. (transitive) To evade, or escape from someone or something, especially by using cunning or skill.
  2. (transitive) To escape understanding of; to be incomprehensible to.
  3. (transitive) To shake off a pursuer; to give someone the slip.

Adverbs for Elude

cleverly; repeatedly; irritatingly; exasperatingly; continually; slyly; ingeniously;


escape, eschew, evade, flee, flummox, fly, foil, frustrate, get around, get away from, get out of, get round, give the runaround, give the slip, go one better, knock the chocks, nonplus, outfigure, outflank, outgeneral, outguess, outmaneuver, outplay, outreach, outsmart, outwit, overreach, pass the buck, perplex, puzzle, ruin, sabotage, scotch, shake, shake off, shuffle out of, shun, shy, skirt, spike, spoil, stonewall, stump, thwart, upset, victimize, avoid, baffle, balk, beg, bewilder, bilk, blast, brave, challenge, checkmate, circumvent, confound, confront, confuse, contravene, counter, counteract, countermand, counterwork, cross, dash, deceive, defeat, defy, destroy, discomfit, disconcert, discountenance, dish, disrupt, ditch, dodge, double, duck,

Related terms

allude; delude; illude