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To shake off a pursuer; to give someone the slip.
Latin ēlūdere ē-, ex- ex- lūdere to play (from lūdus play leid- in Indo-European roots)
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Latin ēlūdō (“evade, elude”), from ē (“out of”), short form of ex, + lūdō (“play; trick”).
The enemy's fleet, which subsequently did not let a single boat pass, allows his entire army to elude it.
Flattened out short and medium hairstyles elude a sense of glamour that is both modern and feminine.
Not even the Gods were able to elude him like that.
These winged insects elude happiness and can be made as intricate as desired with a variety of colors and glitter.
Pushing layers forward with a pomade creates a vintage style, whereas slicked back tresses elude cool when paired with tapered sides.
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