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evade

verb [T] uk   /ɪˈveɪd/ us  
formal to avoid or escape from someone or something: The police have assured the public that the escaped prisoners will not evade recapture for long. She leaned forward to kiss him but he evaded her by pretending to sneeze. An Olympic gold medal is the only thing that has evaded her in her remarkable career. [+ -ing verb] He can't evade doing military service forever.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!
Translations of “evade”
in Korean 피하다…
in Arabic يَتجَنّب…
in French éviter…
in Turkish kaçmak, kaçınmak, kurtulmak…
in Italian sottrarsi a, evadere, eludere…
in Chinese (Traditional) 逃脫,躲開, 迴避,逃避…
in Russian избегать, уклоняться…
in Polish unikać, wymykać się…
in Spanish evadir…
in Portuguese livrar-se de, evitar, evadir…
in German entrinnen…
in Catalan evadir…
in Japanese ~を逃れる…
in Chinese (Simplified) 逃脱,躲开, 回避,逃避…
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