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verb [transitive] formal elude pronunciation in American English /ɪˈlud/
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present tense
I/you/we/theyelude
he/she/iteludes
present participleeluding
past tenseeluded
past participleeluded
  1. 1
    if a fact, idea, or word eludes you, you cannot remember or understand it

    The details of the case elude me.

    1. a.
      if something such as success eludes you, you do not manage to achieve it
  2. 2
    to manage to escape or hide from someone or something

    a criminal who eluded the authorities for six years

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