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"elude" in British English

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eludeverb [T]

uk   us   /ɪˈluːd/
(Definition of elude from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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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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