elude Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"elude" in British English

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eludeverb [T]

uk   us   /ɪˈluːd/

elude verb [T] (NOT ACHIEVE)

formal If something that you ​want eludes you, you do not ​succeed in ​achieving it: The ​goldmedalcontinues to elude her. They had ​minorbreakthroughs but ​realsuccess eluded them.

elude verb [T] (NOT BE CAUGHT)

to not be ​caught by someone: They eluded the ​police by ​fleeing.

elude verb [T] (NOT REMEMBER)

formal If a ​piece of ​information eludes you, you cannot ​remember it: I ​know who you ​mean but her ​name eludes me.
(Definition of elude from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"elude" in American English

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eludeverb [T]

 us   /ɪˈlud/
to ​avoid someone or something: The ​bear that had eluded ​capture for so ​long was ​caught at last. If something eludes you, you do not ​succeed in ​achieving it: It was ​simply her ​misfortune that an ​Olympicmedal eluded her in 1988.
elusive
adjective  us   /ɪˈlu·sɪv, -zɪv/
elusive ​memories
(Definition of elude from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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