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  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. 




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