Elude is defined as to cleverly avoid or escape.(verb)
An example of elude is a criminal hiding from the police.
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transitive verb e·lud·ed, e·lud·ing, e·ludes
Origin: Latin ēlūdere
Origin: : ē-, ex-, ex-
Origin: + lūdere, to play (from lūdus, play; see leid- in Indo-European roots).
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