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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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