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sidestep (plural sidesteps)
- (intransitive) To step to the side.
- (transitive) To avoid or dodge.
- They sidestepped the issue.
2011 October 1, Clive Lindsay, “Kilmarnock 1 - 2 St Johnstone”, BBC Sport:
- Kilmarnock ought to have taken the lead on the stroke of half-time when Hefferman set up Kroca and, although the defender neatly sidestepped his marker, he fired straight into the chest of Enckelman.