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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

To escape; to get away from; to keep from being seen or understood.

Usage examples (36)
  • The meaning of the complicated poem continued to elude her understanding.
  • And I seem to remember several books with Conan Doyle as the detective though the titles elude me.
  • Jim loves to blog anonymously about himself. he should learn how to spell "elude" in a press release.
  • 'That he did elude you, you have yourself admitted.' for more
Tutoring comment
  • To "allude" is to imply or refer to something in a vague way; to "elude" is to escape or evade; and "elute" means to extract through absorption.
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