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"evade" in British English

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evadeverb [T]

uk   /ɪˈveɪd/  us   /ɪˈveɪd/
formal to ​avoid or ​escape from someone or something: The ​police have ​assured the ​public that the ​escapedprisoners will not evade ​recapture for ​long. She ​leanedforward to ​kiss him but he evaded her by ​pretending to ​sneeze. An ​Olympicgoldmedal is the only thing that has evaded her in her ​remarkablecareer. [+ -ing verb] He can't evade doingmilitaryserviceforever.
evade the issue, question, etc.
to ​intentionally not ​talk about something or not ​answer something: Just give me an ​answer and ​stop evading the ​question!
(Definition of evade from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"evade" in American English

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evadeverb [T]

 us   /ɪˈveɪd/
to ​avoid something ​unpleasant or ​unwanted, or to ​manage not to do (something that should be done): She’s ​trying to evade my ​questions. He was ​convicted of evading ​taxes.
(Definition of evade from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"evade" in Business English

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evadeverb [T]

uk   us   /ɪˈveɪd/ formal
to intentionally ​avoid doing or ​dealing with something that is your ​duty or responsbility: evade ​taxes/​fees/​faresevade the issue/question Critics say the ​government is still evading the ​issue of ​healthcare.
(Definition of evade from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “evade”
in Korean 피하다…
in Arabic يَتجَنّب…
in Malaysian mengelak…
in French éviter…
in Russian избегать, уклоняться…
in Chinese (Traditional) 逃脫,躲開, 迴避,逃避…
in Italian sottrarsi a, evadere, eludere…
in Turkish kaçmak, kaçınmak, kurtulmak…
in Polish unikać, wymykać się…
in Spanish evadir…
in Vietnamese tránh khỏi…
in Portuguese livrar-se de, evitar, evadir…
in Thai หลบเลี่ยง…
in German entrinnen…
in Catalan evadir…
in Japanese ~を逃れる…
in Chinese (Simplified) 逃脱,躲开, 回避,逃避…
in Indonesian mengelak…
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