Crossword clues for evade
- Escape, as arrest
- Dance around
- Fail to pay, as taxes
- Get by
- Dance around, as an issue
- Duck an issue
- Outwit a pursuer
- Foil pursuers
- Escape by artifice
- Get away from
- Do some shuffling
- Foil a would-be catcher
- Avoid artfully
- Foil von Richthofen
- Be devious
- Get away
- Slip around
- Dodge or duck
- Play the quibbler
- Escape by trickery
- Get clear of
- Get out of the way
- Get around
- Not answer directly
- Dodge, as a question
- Shake off
- Keep away from
- Avoid, as capture
- Play hard to get
- Give the slip
- Give the slip to
- Steer clear of
- Avoid answering
- Get out of
- Slip by
- Try to lose
- Escape, as detection
- Lose successfully
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Evade \E*vade"\ (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Evaded; p. pr. & vb. n.. Evading.] [L. evadere, evasum, e out + vadere to go, walk: cf. F. s'['e]vader. See Wade.] To get away from by artifice; to avoid by dexterity, subterfuge, address, or ingenuity; to elude; to escape from cleverly; as, to evade a blow, a pursuer, a punishment; to evade the force of an argument.
The heathen had a method, more truly their own, of
evading the Christian miracles.
Evade \E*vade"\, v. t.
To escape; to slip away; -- sometimes with from. ``Evading from perils.''
Unarmed they might Have easily, as spirits evaded swift By quick contraction or remove.
To attempt to escape; to practice artifice or sophistry, for the purpose of eluding.
The ministers of God are not to evade and take refuge any of these . . . ways.
Syn: To equivocate; shuffle. See Prevaricate.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
vb. 1 To get away from by artifice; to avoid by dexterity, subterfuge, address, or ingenuity; to elude; to escape from cleverly; as, to evade a blow, a pursuer, a punishment; to evade the force of an argument. 2 To escape; to slip away; — sometimes with from. 3 To attempt to escape; to practice artifice or sophistry, for the purpose of eluding.
v. avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues); "He dodged the issue"; "she skirted the problem"; "They tend to evade their responsibilities"; "he evaded the questions skillfully" [syn: hedge, fudge, put off, circumvent, parry, elude, skirt, dodge, duck, sidestep]
practice evasion; "This man always hesitates and evades"
use cleverness or deceit to escape or avoid; "The con mane always evades"
Usage examples of "evade".
Gradually, Seregil introduced Alec to more clandestine procedures-a little innocent housebreaking, or making a game of evading the notice of the Harbor Watch in the rough byways of the Lower City.
Whenever I tried to make her talk about the captain she would change the subject of conversation, or evade my insinuations with a tact and a shrewdness which astonished and delighted me at the same time, for everything she said bore the impress of grace and wit.
Thus, while designer steroids are likely to haunt athletics for years to come, this is a fight the anti-doping agencies will eventually win, as dopers run out of drugs that not only work, but also evade an ever-more-sophisticated set of tests.
We evaded that and then bribed this same Gaius Caesar to confirm Auletes in his tenure of the throne.
But Brye, alive, though posing as a dead man, could not evade discovery.
The federal planners were hoping to avoid that extreme step, however, so to evade the restrictions of the Posse Comitatus Act of 1878, which prohibited the U.
If the first few inspirations cause coughing, the smoke should not be evaded as the coughing incites deeper inspiration.
See Common Plea Reports, 1823 49 The Sunday men, as they are facetiously called in the fashionable world, are not now so numerous as formerly: the facility of a trip across the Channel enables many a shy cock to evade the scrutinizing eye and affectionate attachment of the law.
Then it appeared that the cook would not believe in them, and he did not send them, till they were quite faint, the peppery and muddy draught which impudently affected to be coffee, the oily slices of fugacious potatoes slipping about in their shallow dish and skillfully evading pursuit, the pieces of beef that simulated steak, the hot, greasy biscuit, steaming evilly up into the face when opened, and then soddening into masses of condensed dyspepsia.
But vos Hoven fell away from him, evading his grip and circled quickly to his own right.
Now Huron could keep track of the various incoming threats, and have a chance to evade them.
Basking in the praise, Jennet dared ask again the question her mistress had evaded earlier.
She poured another cup of high-caf Columbian and started thinking seriously about Shrike and its masters, and why everyone was evading as if she were a Congressional investigator out bird-dogging payola charges.
Tanaquil put out her hand to stroke the peeve, but it evaded her and plopped down into the room.
They have neodogs now that are indoctrinated from puppyhood to observe and evade without blowing their tops at the mere sight or smell of a Bug.