elude elude  /ɪ ˈlud/


  1. (v) avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues)
  2. (v) be incomprehensible to; escape understanding by
  3. (v) escape, either physically or mentally


Derived Word(s)


  1. She will speak in a hush, as if to elude some spy's eavesdropping from behind the potted palm.
  2. The Swiss maestro has lost six matches this year, including yet another defeat to second-ranked Rafael Nadal in the final of the French Open, the only Grand Slam title to elude him.
  3. The lucky ones elude the creature.


  1. Pierce County's "Most Wanted"

    Although crime is not rampant around Pierce County, there are still those who break the law - and elude capture.
    on June 24, 2013     Source: The Blackshear Times

  2. Blast it! Yankees' CC upset by slam

    As CC Sabathia watched Wil Myers’ fly ball to right-center barely elude Brett Gardner, bounce off the top of the wall and into the stands for a grand slam, Sabathia appeared to be in disbelief. “I’m used to playing here, knowing balls are going to get out that probably...
    on June 23, 2013     Source: New York Post

  3. Men steal car, try to elude police

    Frankfort Police say an officer spotted a speeding car on US 127 around 12:35 a.m. on June 19. When the officer tried to stop the vehicle, the car sped off and made a turn trying to elude him.
    on June 22, 2013     Source: WAVE 3 Louisville


  1. "Just can't take a sack right there," Garrard said. "I really didn't see it and have an opportunity to elude that guy. I thought I had guys coming open."
    on Dec 18, 2008 By: David Garrard Source: ABC News

  2. "The threat of terrorist violence against the United States is growing. Al-Qaida is gaining strength, and Osama bin Laden continues to elude capture," Pelosi said. "There is not a moment to spare to take the steps necessary to keep the...
    on Jul 28, 2007 By: Nancy Pelosi Source: Washington Post

  3. "Unless Interpol red notices are issued urgently for these fugitives and unless the world community commits itself to tracking them down, they will be able to travel internationally, to elude detection and to engage in future terrorist...
    on Feb 5, 2006 By: Ronald Noble Source: Malaysia Star

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ennui ennui
/ɛ ˈnu i /