Definitions for eludeɪˈlud

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

e•lude*ɪˈlud(v.t.)e•lud•ed, e•lud•ing.

  1. to avoid capture or escape detection by; evade.

  2. to escape the perception or comprehension of:

    His popularity eludes me.

* Syn: See escape.

Origin of elude:

1530–40; < L ēlūdere to deceive, evade =ē-e - +lūdere to play

e•lud′er(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. elude, evade, bilk(verb)

    escape, either physically or mentally

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

  2. elude, escape(verb)

    be incomprehensible to; escape understanding by

    "What you are seeing in him eludes me"

  3. hedge, fudge, evade, put off, circumvent, parry, elude, skirt, dodge, duck, sidestep(verb)

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

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

Wiktionary

  1. elude(Verb)

    To evade, or escape from someone or something, especially by using cunning or skill.

  2. elude(Verb)

    To shake off a pursuer; to give someone the slip.

  3. elude(Verb)

    To escape understanding of; to be incomprehensible to.

  4. Origin: From eludo, from e, short form of ex, + ludo.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Elude(verb)

    to avoid slyly, by artifice, stratagem, or dexterity; to escape from in a covert manner; to mock by an unexpected escape; to baffle; as, to elude an officer; to elude detection, inquiry, search, comprehension; to elude the force of an argument or a blow


Translations for elude

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

elude(verb)

to escape or avoid by quickness or cleverness

He eluded his pursuers.

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