• IPA: /ɪˈluːd/

elude (eludes, present participle eluding; past and past participle eluded)

  1. (transitive) to evade, or escape from someone or something, especially by using cunning or skill
    • 1748. David Hume. Enquiries concerning the human understanding and concerning the principles of moral. London: Oxford University Press, 1973. § 26.
      Thus the observation of human blindness and weakness is the result of all philosophy, and meets us at every turn, in spite of our endeavours to elude or avoid it.
  2. (transitive) to shake off a pursuer; to give someone the slip
  3. (transitive) to escape understanding of; to be incomprehensible to
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