- If the police were pursuing you in a high speed chase and you were able to get away, this is an example of when you eluded the police.
- If you were trying very hard to fall asleep but were suffering from insomnia, this is an example of when sleep eluded you.
- If your friend explained a math problem to you but you simply couldn't understand the explanation, this is an example of when the explanation eluded you.
Eluded is defined as avoided or escaped from, or not understood.
- simple past tense and past participle of elude