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verb [transitive] evade pronunciation in British English /ɪˈveɪd/ 
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present tense
I/you/we/theyevade
he/she/itevades
present participleevading
past tenseevaded
past participleevaded
  1. 1
    to avoid accepting or dealing with something that you should do

    He had become an expert at evading responsibility.

    She was found guilty of evading taxes amounting to nearly £500,000.

    1. a.
      to avoid talking about something or answering a question

      Jackson skilfully evaded reporters' questions.

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  2. 2
    to avoid being caught, especially after you have done something illegal
    evade capture/prosecution/the authorities:

    The armed robbers evaded capture, escaping in a stolen vehicle.

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