elude

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin ēlūdō (evade, elude), from ē (out of), short form of ex, + lūdō (play; trick).

Pronunciation[edit]

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Verb[edit]

elude (third-person singular simple present eludes, present participle eluding, simple past and past participle eluded)

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

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Italian[edit]

Verb[edit]

elude

  1. third-person singular present indicative of eludere

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Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

ēlūde

  1. second-person singular present active imperative of ēlūdō

Spanish[edit]

Verb[edit]

elude

  1. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present indicative form of eludir.
  2. Informal second-person singular () affirmative imperative form of eludir.