Associations to the word «Elude»


ELUDE, verb. (transitive) To evade, or escape from someone or something, especially by using cunning or skill.
ELUDE, verb. (transitive) To shake off a pursuer; to give someone the slip.
ELUDE, verb. (transitive) To escape understanding of; to be incomprehensible to.

Dictionary definition

ELUDE, verb. Escape, either physically or mentally; "The thief eluded the police"; "This difficult idea seems to evade her"; "The event evades explanation".
ELUDE, verb. Be incomprehensible to; escape understanding by; "What you are seeing in him eludes me".
ELUDE, verb. Avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues); "He dodged the issue"; "she skirted the problem"; "They tend to evade their responsibilities"; "he evaded the questions skillfully".

Wise words

One merit of poetry few persons will deny: it says more and in fewer words than prose.