To turn aside from, or evade, the truth; equivocate
To use equivocal terms in order to deceive, mislead, hedge, etc.; be deliberately ambiguous
To desert a cause, party, etc.; become a renegade; apostatize
To deal with facts, decisions, etc. lightly or carelessly; trifle
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