To refrain from (doing something):
To go around instead of through; use a bypass to avoid
To go beyond the proper limits of something:
To deflect or ward off (a fencing thrust, for example).
To move or twist quickly aside; shift suddenly, as to avoid a blow
(Slang) To move (in or out) quickly
To manage to keep away from; avoid
Skirt is defined as to avoid, or be on the edge of.
To hem in, hinder, or restrict with or as if with a hedge.
To inquire for; request:
To avoid complying with or fulfilling a requirement.
Find another word for sidestep. In this page you can discover 17 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for sidestep, like: avoid, bypass, fudge, parry, dodge, duck, elude, escape, skirt, hedge and seek.