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English definition of “sidestep”

sidestep

verb [I/T]    /ˈsɑɪdˌstep/ (-pp-)
to avoid something: [T] The developer tried to sidestep city building rules. [T] She skillfully sidestepped questions about her past. A person or animal who sidesteps moves quickly to the side.
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