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as in: he eluded the police Define
to avoid, or get away from, or remain out of reach -- as in:
  • "She eluded the police."
  • She eluded danger and finally arrived safely at home.
  • Success has eluded me so far.
  • She always messes up, but some how eludes taking responsibility

  • My rage was without bounds; I sprang on him.... He easily eluded me and said, "Be calm!"
  • Besides, the strange nature of the animal would elude all pursuit, even if I were so far credited as to persuade my relatives to commence it.

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  • I would have seized him, but he eluded me and quitted the house with precipitation.
  • I darted towards the spot from which the sound proceeded, but the devil eluded my grasp.
  • I rushed towards the window, and drawing a pistol from my bosom, fired; but he eluded me, leaped from his station, and running with the swiftness of lightning, plunged into the lake.

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  • The thief eluded the police
  • The quarterback eluded the linebackers.

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as in: he eluded the police Define
to avoid, or get away from, or remain out of reach -- as in:
  • "She eluded the police."
  • She eluded danger and finally arrived safely at home.
  • Success has eluded me so far.
  • She always messes up, but some how eludes taking responsibility

as in: your point eludes me Define
to escape understanding (not understood)
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