1. escape, either physically or mentally

- The thief eluded the police

Similar word(s): bilk, evade

Definition categories: motion, escape

2. be incomprehensible to; escape understanding by

- What you are seeing in him eludes me

Similar word(s): escape

Definition categories: stative, amaze, baffle, beat, bewilder, dumbfound, flummox, get, gravel, mystify, nonplus, perplex, pose, puzzle, stick, stupefy, vex

3. avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues)

Similar word(s): circumvent, dodge, duck, evade, fudge, hedge, parry, sidestep, skirt

Definition categories: communication, avoid