Elude

Definition of Elude

E`lude´
v. t.1.To avoid slyly, by artifice, stratagem, or dexterity; to escape from in a covert manner; to mock by an unexpected escape; to baffle; as, to elude an officer; to elude detection, inquiry, search, comprehension; to elude the force of an argument or a blow.
[imp. & p. p. Eluded; p. pr. & vb. n. Eluding.]
Me gentle Delia beckons from the plain,
Then, hid in shades, eludes he eager swain.
- Pope.
The transition from fetichism to polytheism seems a gradual process of which the stages elude close definition.
- Tylor.

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