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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 elude /iˈlud/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 E·lude v. t. [imp. & p. p. Eluded; p. pr. & vb. n. Eluding.]  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 definition.   --Tylor.
 Syn: -- To evade; avoid; escape; shun; eschew; flee; mock; baffle; frustrate; foil.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v 1: escape, either physically or mentally; "The thief eluded the
           police"; "This difficult idea seems to evade her"; "The
           event evades explanation" [syn: evade, bilk]
      2: be incomprehensible to; escape understanding by; "What you
         are seeing in him eludes me" [syn: escape]
      3: avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing
         (duties, questions, or issues); "He dodged the issue";
         "she skirted the problem"; "They tend to evade their
         responsibilities"; "he evaded the questions skillfully"
         [syn: hedge, fudge, evade, put off, circumvent,
         parry, skirt, dodge, duck, sidestep]