Elude meaning

ĭ-lo͝od
Elude is defined as to cleverly avoid or escape.

An example of elude is a criminal hiding from the police.

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To evade or escape from, as by daring, cleverness, or skill.

The suspect eluded the police.

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To escape the memory or understanding of.

A name that eludes me; a point that eluded the audience.

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To avoid or escape from by quickness, cunning, etc.; evade.
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To evade, or escape from someone or something, especially by using cunning or skill.
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To shake off a pursuer; to give someone the slip.
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To be unnattained by.

Another championship eluded her.

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To escape understanding of; to be incomprehensible to.
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Origin of elude

  • Latin ēlūdere ē-, ex- ex- lūdere to play (from lūdus play leid- in Indo-European roots)

    From 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”).

    From Wiktionary