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To use equivocal language to deceive someone or avoid committing oneself to a position.
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  1. To use equivocal language to deceive someone or avoid committing oneself to a position.
To speak or write evasively; equivocate.
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  1. To speak or write evasively; equivocate.
  2. To turn aside from, or evade, the truth; equivocate
  3. To utter or say in an evasive manner.
To use tricks, deceits, or evasions; be shifty
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  1. To use tricks, deceits, or evasions; be shifty
  2. To avoid (a blow, etc.) by moving or shifting quickly aside
  3. To avoid meeting
To step to one side; take a side step or side steps
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  1. To step to one side; take a side step or side steps
  2. To avoid by or as by stepping aside; dodge
  3. To avoid or dodge.
To remove or introduce by artificial confusion.
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  1. To remove or introduce by artificial confusion.
  2. To change; modify the order of something.
  3. To get (into or out of a situation or condition) by trickery, evasion, lies, etc.
To annul, cancel, make void, or nullify for some legal reason a transaction to which one is a party or owes an obligation. For example, a child who is under the age of capacity may disavow a contract and avoid her obligations under it because she lacks the legal capacity to enter into a contract. See also annul, voidable, and ratify. To annul, cancel, make void, or nullify for some legal reason a transaction to which one is a party or owes an obligation. For example, a child who is under the age of capacity may disavow a contract and avoid her obligations under it because she lacks the legal capacity to enter into a contract. See also annul, voidable, and ratify.
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  1. To annul, cancel, make void, or nullify for some legal reason a transaction to which one is a party or owes an obligation. For example, a child who is under the age of capacity may disavow a contract and avoid her obligations under it because she lacks the legal capacity to enter into a contract. See also annul, voidable, and ratify. To annul, cancel, make void, or nullify for some legal reason a transaction to which one is a party or owes an obligation. For example, a child who is under the age of capacity may disavow a contract and avoid her obligations under it because she lacks the legal capacity to enter into a contract. See also annul, voidable, and ratify.
  2. To refrain from using, engaging in, or partaking of:
  3. To stay clear of; go around or away from:
To escape the memory or understanding of:
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  1. To escape the memory or understanding of:
  2. To escape detection, notice, or understanding by
  3. To avoid or escape from by quickness, cunning, etc.; evade
To deceive or swindle
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  1. To deceive or swindle
  2. To cheat or deceive or to practice trickery or deception.
To confuse so as to keep from understanding or solving; puzzle; confound
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  1. To confuse so as to keep from understanding or solving; puzzle; confound
  2. To confuse or perplex, especially so as to frustrate or prevent from taking action:
  3. To check the interference of (low-frequency sound waves) in a radio, phonograph, etc. by the use of a baffle
To evade the truth of a point under discussion by caviling; resort to a quibble
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  1. To evade the truth of a point under discussion by caviling; resort to a quibble
  2. To argue or find fault over trivial matters or minor concerns; cavil.
(Now Chiefly Dial.) To change (clothes)
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  1. (Now Chiefly Dial.) To change (clothes)
  2. To use a shift key.
  3. To provide for one's own needs; get along:
To neglect or evade doing (something that should be done)
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  1. To neglect or evade doing (something that should be done)
  2. To avoid work or duty.
  3. To avoid or neglect (a duty or responsibility).
(Obs.) To pretend not to notice; ignore
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  1. (Obs.) To pretend not to notice; ignore
  2. To disguise or conceal one's real nature, motives, or feelings behind a false appearance.
  3. To conceal the truth, or one's true feelings, motives, etc., by pretense; behave hypocritically
To cover with or as with a cloak
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  1. To cover with or as with a cloak
  2. To conceal; hide
  3. To cover or conceal with a cloak or something that acts like a cloak:
To put out of sight; hide
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  1. To put out of sight; hide
  2. To keep from being observed or discovered; hide.
To cause to believe what is not true; mislead.
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  1. To cause to believe what is not true; mislead.
  2. To give a false impression:
  3. To use deceit; lie
(Archaic) To ward off; protect; defend
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  1. (Archaic) To ward off; protect; defend
  2. To buy stolen goods for resale, or receive them on consignment.
  3. To avoid giving a direct reply; be evasive (with); parry
To ward off or deflect (a blow, the thrust of a sword, etc.)
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  1. To ward off or deflect (a blow, the thrust of a sword, etc.)
  2. To deflect, evade, or avoid:
  3. To deflect or ward off (a fencing thrust, for example).
To lay claim:
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  1. To lay claim:
  2. To give a false appearance of; feign:
  3. To take upon oneself; venture:
To fail to differentiate (one person or thing) from another:
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  1. To fail to differentiate (one person or thing) from another:
  2. (--- Archaic) To cause to feel embarrassment.
  3. To cause to be unable to think with clarity or act with intelligence or understanding; bewilder or perplex.
To quibble over trivial matters; nitpick
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  1. To quibble over trivial matters; nitpick
  2. To do a petty business as a lawyer, or carry out law business in a petty or tricky way.
To surround or encircle with evils, enmity, etc.; entrap
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  1. To surround or encircle with evils, enmity, etc.; entrap
  2. To get the better of or prevent from happening by craft or ingenuity
  3. To avoid or evade
To lie along or form the edge of; border:
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  1. To lie along or form the edge of; border:
  2. To pass around rather than across or through:
  3. To avoid (something controversial, difficult, etc.)
To hide behind words; refuse to commit oneself or give a direct answer
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  1. To hide behind words; refuse to commit oneself or give a direct answer
  2. To try to avoid or lessen loss in connection with (a bet, risk, etc.) by making counterbalancing bets, investments, etc.
  3. To avoid making a clear, direct response or statement.
To quibble about; point out petty flaws in.
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  1. To quibble about; point out petty flaws in.
  2. To object when there is little reason to do so; resort to trivial faultfinding; carp; quibble (at or about)
  3. To argue or find fault over trivial matters; raise petty objections.
To make or become subtle
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  1. To make or become subtle
  2. To render subtle:
  3. To discuss or argue with subtle distinctions
To change sides; apostatize.
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  1. To change sides; apostatize.
  2. To desert a cause, party, etc.; become a renegade; apostatize
  3. To use evasions or ambiguities; equivocate.
(Slang) To move (in or out) quickly
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  1. (Slang) To move (in or out) quickly
  2. To lower quickly, especially so as to avoid something:
  3. (Informal) To avoid or evade
(Idiomatic) To treat a topic, but omit its main points, often intentionally.
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  1. (Idiomatic) To treat a topic, but omit its main points, often intentionally.
  2. (Idiomatic) To delay or avoid talking about something difficult or unpleasant.
(Idiomatic) To delay, dodge, or frustrate (someone), especially by providing useless information or directions .
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  1. (Idiomatic) To delay, dodge, or frustrate (someone), especially by providing useless information or directions .
To speak or write in a wordy, vague, or indecisive manner
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  1. To speak or write in a wordy, vague, or indecisive manner
  2. To speak, write, or act evasively about (something).
  3. To speak or write at length without any clear point or aim.
To mumble and procrastinate in one's speech, especially with a reply to a hard question or with voicing a decision on a topical matter; to evade a question, giving vague answers; to equivocate.
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  1. To mumble and procrastinate in one's speech, especially with a reply to a hard question or with voicing a decision on a topical matter; to evade a question, giving vague answers; to equivocate.
  2. (Idiomatic) (US) To discuss, deliberate, or contemplate rather than taking action or making up one's mind.
To move stealthily or cautiously.
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  1. To move stealthily or cautiously.
  2. To move with stealth or caution, like a cat
  3. (Informal) To act or proceed cautiously or timidly to avoid committing oneself.
(Idiomatic) To avoid or shirk, either by failing to perform, or by performing in a grossly insufficient, negligent, or superficial manner.
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  1. (Idiomatic) To avoid or shirk, either by failing to perform, or by performing in a grossly insufficient, negligent, or superficial manner.
To come from involuntarily or unintentionally
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  1. To come from involuntarily or unintentionally
  2. To avoid a serious or unwanted outcome:
  3. To break loose from confinement; get free:
To evade or escape from, as by daring, cleverness, or skill:
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  1. To evade or escape from, as by daring, cleverness, or skill:
  2. To escape detection, notice, or understanding by
  3. To avoid or escape from by quickness, cunning, etc.; evade
To go out for a brief moment; pop out
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  1. To go out for a brief moment; pop out
  2. To leave quietly, and unnoticed.
  3. To say something which one did not intend to say.
To prevent from happening:
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  1. To prevent from happening:
  2. To stay clear of; go around or away from:
  3. To refrain from using, engaging in, or partaking of:
To execute (someone) by suffocation so as to leave the body intact and suitable for dissection.
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  1. To execute (someone) by suffocation so as to leave the body intact and suitable for dissection.
  2. To get rid of quietly; evade or suppress, as a parliamentary bill, discussion, etc.
  3. To avoid; disregard:
To ignore, fail to consult, etc.
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  1. To ignore, fail to consult, etc.
  2. To go around instead of through; use a bypass to avoid
  3. To avoid (an obstacle) by using an alternative channel, passage, or route.
To surround or encircle with evils, enmity, etc.; entrap
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  1. To surround or encircle with evils, enmity, etc.; entrap
  2. To get the better of or prevent from happening by craft or ingenuity
  3. To avoid or evade
To use tricks, deceits, or evasions; be shifty
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  1. To use tricks, deceits, or evasions; be shifty
  2. To avoid (a blow, etc.) by moving or shifting quickly aside
  3. To avoid meeting
To lower quickly, especially so as to avoid something:
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  1. To lower quickly, especially so as to avoid something:
  2. (Slang) To move (in or out) quickly
  3. (Informal) To avoid or evade
To evade or escape from, as by daring, cleverness, or skill:
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  1. To evade or escape from, as by daring, cleverness, or skill:
  2. To escape detection, notice, or understanding by
  3. To avoid or escape from by quickness, cunning, etc.; evade
To manage to keep away from; avoid
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  1. To manage to keep away from; avoid
  2. To break loose from confinement; get free:
  3. To avoid a serious or unwanted outcome:
To refrain from (doing something).
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  1. To refrain from (doing something).
  2. To keep away from (something harmful or disliked); shun; avoid; abstain from
  3. To avoid using, accepting, participating in, or partaking of:
To refuse to accept socially; avoid having social contact with:
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  1. To refuse to accept socially; avoid having social contact with:
  2. To keep away from; avoid scrupulously or consistently, often, specif., as a practice by a group against a co-worker, coreligionist, etc. who has fallen out of favor
  3. To avoid, especially persistently.
To evade or escape from, as by daring, cleverness, or skill:
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  1. To evade or escape from, as by daring, cleverness, or skill:
  2. To escape detection, notice, or understanding by
  3. To avoid or escape from by quickness, cunning, etc.; evade
To fail to use or take advantage of:
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  1. To fail to use or take advantage of:
  2. To cause the loss of
  3. To undergo or suffer loss
To become worse; lose strength, ability, mental keenness, etc.
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  1. To become worse; lose strength, ability, mental keenness, etc.
  2. To slide accidentally on a slippery surface, lose footing, etc.
  3. To slide involuntarily and lose one's balance or foothold.
(Informal) To get away from or rid of
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  1. (Informal) To get away from or rid of
  2. To cause to quiver or tremble
  3. To cause to lose stability or strength, as of conviction:
To move or twist quickly aside; shift suddenly, as to avoid a blow
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  1. To move or twist quickly aside; shift suddenly, as to avoid a blow
  2. To use tricks, deceits, or evasions; be shifty
  3. (Photog.) To lighten an area on (a print) to achieve a shading effect by blocking light in selected areas during an exposure, as in enlargement
To submerge the head or body briefly in water.
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  1. To submerge the head or body briefly in water.
  2. To move swiftly, especially so as to escape being seen:
  3. To lower quickly, especially so as to avoid something:
To minimize or protect against the loss of by counterbalancing one transaction, such as a bet, against another.
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  1. To minimize or protect against the loss of by counterbalancing one transaction, such as a bet, against another.
  2. To avoid making a clear, direct response or statement.
  3. To hem in, hinder, or restrict with or as if with a hedge.
To evade; skirt:
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  1. To evade; skirt:
  2. To step out of the way of.
  3. To step to one side; take a side step or side steps
To avoid (something controversial, difficult, etc.)
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  1. To avoid (something controversial, difficult, etc.)
  2. To lie along or form the edge of; border:
  3. To pass around rather than across or through:
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