Meaning of “sidestep” - Learner’s Dictionary

sidestep

verb [ T ] uk us /ˈsaɪdstep/ (present participle sidestepping, past tense and past participle sidestepped)

to avoid talking about a subject, especially by starting to talk about something else:

She neatly sidestepped questions about her recent divorce.

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