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English noun: sidestep

1. sidestep (act) a step to one side (as in boxing or dancing)

Broader (hypernym)step

Domain categoryboxing, dance, dancing, fisticuffs, pugilism, saltation, terpsichore

English verb: sidestep

1. sidestep (communication) avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues)

SamplesHe dodged the issue.
She skirted the problem.
They tend to evade their responsibilities.
He evaded the questions skillfully.

Synonymscircumvent, dodge, duck, elude, evade, fudge, hedge, parry, put off, skirt

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)avoid

Narrower (hyponym)beg, quibble

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