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

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sidestepverb [I or T]

uk   us   /ˈsaɪd.step/ (-pp-)
to ​step to the ​side in ​order to ​avoid something, ​especially being ​hit: He sidestepped the ​blow/the ​tackle. to ​avoidtalking about a ​subject, ​especially by ​starting to ​talk about something ​else: The ​speaker sidestepped the ​question by saying that it would take him too ​long to ​answer it.
(Definition of sidestep from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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sidestepverb [I/T]

 us   /ˈsɑɪdˌstep/ (-pp-)
to ​avoid something: [T] The ​developertried to sidestep ​citybuildingrules. [T] She ​skillfully sidestepped ​questions about her past. A ​person or ​animal who sidesteps moves ​quickly to the ​side.
(Definition of sidestep from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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