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elude

verb [T]
 
 
/ɪˈluːd/ formal
NOT ACHIEVE If something that you want eludes you, you do not succeed in achieving it: The gold medal continues to elude her.Unachievable
NOT BE CAUGHT to not be caught by someone: He eluded the police for years before he was arrested.Running away and escaping
NOT REMEMBER If a piece of information eludes you, you cannot remember it: I know the man you mean, but his name eludes me.Forgetting and forgetfulness
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