1. [syn: slip, elusion, eluding]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Elude \E*lude"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Eluded; p. pr. & vb. n.
Eluding.] [L. eludere, elusum; e + ludere to play: cf. F.
['e]luder. See Ludicrous.]
To avoid slyly, by artifice, stratagem, or dexterity; to
escape from in a covert manner; to mock by an unexpected
escape; to baffle; as, to elude an officer; to elude
detection, inquiry, search, comprehension; to elude the force
of an argument or a blow.
Me gentle Delia beckons from the plain,
Then, hid in shades, eludes he eager swain. --Pope.
The transition from fetichism to polytheism seems a
gradual process of which the stages elude close
Syn: To evade; avoid; escape; shun; eschew; flee; mock;
baffle; frustrate; foil.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: the act of avoiding capture (especially by cunning) [syn:
slip, elusion, eluding]