Meaning of “elude” in the English Dictionary

"elude" in British English

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eludeverb [ T ]

uk /iˈluːd/ us /iˈluːd/

(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 Olympic medal eluded her in 1988.
elusive
adjective us /ɪˈlu·sɪv, -zɪv/

elusive memories

(Definition of “elude” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)