Complete Definition of "elude"

English

Pronunciation
audio|en-uk-elude.ogg|Audio (UK)

Verb
en-verb|elud|ing

  1. transitive To evade, or escape from someone or something, especially by using cunning or skill.

#* 1748. David Hume. Enquiries concerning the human understanding and concerning the principles of moral. London: Oxford University Press, 1973. § 26.
#*: Thus the observation of human blindness and weakness is the result of all philosophy, and meets us at every turn, in spite of our endeavours to elude or avoid it.

  1. transitive To shake off a pursuer; to give someone the slip.
  2. transitive To escape understanding of; to be incomprehensible to.

Translations

trans-top|to evade
Portuguese: t+|pt|escapar
trans-mid
trans-bottom


Italian

Verb
elude

  1. form of|third-person|Third-person singular present tense|eludere#Italian|eludere|lang=Italian

Category:Italian verb forms

fr:elude
io:elude
it:elude
te:elude
vi:elude
zh:elude

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