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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Elude  \E*lude"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Eluded};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Eluding}.]  [L.  eludere  elusum  e  +  ludere  to  play:  cf  F. 
  ['e]luder.  See  {Ludicrous}.] 
  To  avoid  slyly,  by  artifice,  stratagem,  or  dexterity;  to 
  escape  from  in  a  covert  manner;  to  mock  by  an  unexpected 
  escape;  to  baffle;  as  to  elude  an  officer;  to  elude 
  detection,  inquiry,  search,  comprehension;  to  elude  the  force 
  of  an  argument  or  a  blow. 
 
  Me  gentle  Delia  beckons  from  the  plain,  Then,  hid  in 
  shades,  eludes  he  eager  swain.  --Pope. 
 
  The  transition  from  fetichism  to  polytheism  seems  a 
  gradual  process  of  which  the  stages  elude  close 
  definition.  --Tylor. 
 
  Syn:  To  evade;  avoid;  escape;  shun;  eschew;  flee;  mock; 
  baffle;  frustrate;  foil. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  elude 
  v  1:  escape,  either  physically  or  mentally;  "The  thief  eluded  the 
  police";  "This  difficult  idea  seems  to  elude  me"  [syn:  {evade}, 
  {bilk}] 
  2:  be  incomprehensible  to  escape  understanding  by  "What  you 
  are  seeing  in  him  eludes  me"  [syn:  {escape}] 
  3:  avoid  or  try  to  avoid,  as  of  duties,  questions  and  issues; 
  "He  dodged  the  issue"  [syn:  {hedge},  {fudge},  {evade},  {put 
  off},  {circumvent},  {parry},  {skirt},  {dodge},  {duck},  {sidestep}] 




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