evade evade  /ɪ ˈveɪd/


  1. (v) avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues)
  2. (v) escape, either physically or mentally
  3. (v) practice evasion
  4. (v) use cunning or deceit to escape or avoid


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  1. Then she pretends umbrage that he would come on her show and evade questions.
  2. The pair managed to evade police and are still at large.
  3. The couple shivered, hoping to evade the gunman's path.


  1. Woman wanted for robbing Reno bank

    RENO -- A woman is on the loose, trying to evade capture after she allegedly robbed a Nevada State Bank Monday morning.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: FOX 11 Reno

  2. How digital currencies democratize tax evasion

    The head of online investigations for the US government’s tax collection agency is concerned that digital currencies could be used to evade taxes, and is considering new disclosure rules for businesses ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Quartz via Yahoo! Finance

  3. NSA Whistleblower Is Not Likely To Get Asylum In Iceland

    While NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden appears to have left his hotel , the Guardian's Glenn Greenwald says that he remains in Hong Kong , and he appears to be hoping to use the city's unique status to evade the reach of the U.S. government.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Business Insider


  1. "We will continue to target Iran's support for terrorist organisations, we will continue to focus on Iran's Revolutionary Guard, and we will continue to expose Iran's efforts to evade international sanctions," US Treasury Secretary Timothy...
    on Jun 16, 2010 By: Timothy Geithner Source: BBC News

  2. "Now, there is of course no fool-proof solution, as we develop new screening technologies and procedures, our adversaries will seek new ways to evade them. In the never-ending race to protect our country, we have to stay one step ahead of a nimble...
    on Jan 7, 2010 By: Barack Obama Source: Politico

  3. "I am increasingly concerned that Serbian authorities, Mr. Kovacevic, and his attorneys are playing legal games to evade justice," Schumer said in a statement. "This is why I always believed Kovacevic should be tried in the US" "I will...
    on Jun 28, 2010 By: Charles Schumer Source: The Associated Press

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