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English definition of “elude”

elude

verb [T] (NOT ACHIEVE)    /ɪˈluːd/ formal
If something that you want eludes you, you do not succeed in achieving it: The gold medal continues to elude her. They had minor breakthroughs but real success eluded them.Failing and doing badly
(Definition of elude verb (NOT ACHIEVE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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