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verb [transitive] evade pronunciation in British English /ɪˈveɪd/
Word Forms
present tense
present participleevading
past tenseevaded
past participleevaded
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  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.
    2. b.
      to avoid meeting someone who you do not want to see
      There seemed little chance of evading photographers.
  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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