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English verb: beat around the bush

1. beat around the bush (communication) be deliberately ambiguous or unclear in order to mislead or withhold information

Synonymsequivocate, palter, prevaricate, tergiversate

Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)misinform, mislead

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