Elude

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English

Verb

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.

Related terms

allude; delude; illude

Adverbs for Elude

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

Thesaurus

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,

Etymology

From Latin ēlūdō (evade, elude), from ē (out of), short form of ex, + lūdō (play; trick).

Pronunciation

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Italian

Verb

elude

  1. third-person singular present indicative of eludere

Anagrams


Latin

Verb

ēlūde

  1. second-person singular present active imperative of ēlūdō

Spanish

Verb

Elude (infinitive eludir)

  1. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present indicative form of eludir.
  2. Informal second-person singular () affirmative imperative form of eludir.