Elude - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɪˈluːd|  American pronunciation of the word elude
Brit.  |ɪˈl(j)uːd|  British pronunciation of the word elude


- escape, either physically or mentally (syn: bilk, evade)
The thief eluded the police
- be incomprehensible to; escape understanding by (syn: escape)
What you are seeing in him eludes me
- avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues) (syn: circumvent, dodge, duck, evade, fudge, hedge, parry, put off, sidestep, skirt)

Extra examples

The killer was able to elude the police.

The killer has eluded capture.

The cause of the disease continues to elude researchers.

He eluded his pursuers by escaping into a river.

She took the exam again, but again success eluded her.

The exact terminology eludes me for the moment.

The thief eluded the police

What you are seeing in him eludes me

Word forms

I/you/we/they: elude
he/she/it: eludes
present participle: eluding
past tense: eluded
past participle: eluded
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