English noun: sidestep
|1.||sidestep (act) a step to one side (as in boxing or dancing)|
|Domain category||boxing, 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)|
|Samples||He dodged the issue.|
She skirted the problem.
They tend to evade their responsibilities.
He evaded the questions skillfully.
|Synonyms||circumvent, dodge, duck, elude, evade, fudge, hedge, parry, put off, skirt|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s something|
|Narrower (hyponym)||beg, quibble|