What does the word elude mean?

    Part of speech: verb transitive

  • To avoid adroitly; evaqe; baffle.

Usage examples for elude

  1. He dashed over a wide plain toward some hills that arose in the distance, where he managed to elude his pursuers for a time, until he found refuge upon a cliff, where there was a small place which afforded room for one or two. – The Living Link by James De Mille
  2. If the means to climax be various, the ways in which it may elude a writer are several. – Dramatic Technique by George Pierce Baker
  3. And, above all, how would she elude the vigilance of those who guarded her? – The Birthright by Joseph Hocking