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Definition of evade:

  1. To attempt to escape; to practice artifice or sophistry, for the purpose of eluding.
  2. To escape; to slip away; - sometimes with from.
  3. To get away from by artifice; to avoid by dexterity, subterfuge, address, or ingenuity; to elude; to escape from cleverly; as, to evade a blow, a pursuer, a punishment; to evade the force of an argument.


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