English verb: elude
|1.||elude (motion) escape, either physically or mentally|
|Samples||The thief eluded the police.|
This difficult idea seems to evade her.
The event evades explanation.
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s somebody.|
Something ----s somebody
|Broader (hypernym)||break loose, escape, get away|
|2.||elude (stative) be incomprehensible to; escape understanding by|
|Samples||What you are seeing in him eludes me.|
|Examples||The performance is likely to elude Sue|
|Pattern of use||Something ----s somebody|
|Broader (hypernym)||amaze, baffle, beat, bewilder, dumbfound, flummox, get, gravel, mystify, nonplus, perplex, pose, puzzle, stick, stupefy, vex|
|Narrower (hyponym)||defy, refuse, resist|
|3.||elude (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, evade, fudge, hedge, parry, put off, sidestep, skirt|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s something|
|Narrower (hyponym)||beg, quibble|