Meaning of “elude” - Learner’s Dictionary

elude

verb [ T ] uk us /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.
NOT BE CAUGHT

to not be caught by someone:

He eluded the police for years before he was arrested.
NOT REMEMBER

If a piece of information eludes you, you cannot remember it:

I know the man you mean, but his name eludes me.

(Definition of “elude” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)