vb. To get away from by artifice; to avoid by dexterity, subterfuge, address, or ingenuity; to elude; to escape from cleverly; as, to evade a blow, a pursuer, a punishment; to evade the force of an argument.
- vb. To escape; to slip away; - sometimes with from. To attempt to escape; to practice artifice or sophistry, for the purpose of eluding.
Syn. - To equivocate; shuffle. See Prevaricate.