Elude is defined as to cleverly avoid or escape.verb
An example of elude is a criminal hiding from the police.YourDictionary definition and usage example. Copyright © 2013 by LoveToKnow Corp.
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transitive verb e·lud·ed, e·lud·ing, e·ludes
- To evade or escape from, as by daring, cleverness, or skill: The suspect continues to elude the police.
- To escape the understanding or grasp of: a name that has always eluded me; a metaphor that eluded them. See Synonyms at escape.
Origin: Latin ēlūdere : ē-, ex-, ex- + lūdere, to play (from lūdus, play; see leid- in Indo-European roots).