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Verb: elude  i'lood
  1. Escape, either physically or mentally
    "The thief eluded the police";
    - evade, bilk [archaic]
  2. Be incomprehensible to; escape understanding by
    "What you are seeing in him eludes me";
    - escape
  3. Avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues)
    "They tend to elude their responsibilities";
    - hedge, fudge, evade, put off, circumvent, parry, skirt, dodge, duck [informal], sidestep, finesse, circumnavigate

Sounds like: elicit, illicite, illude, allud

Derived forms: eluded, eludes, eluding

Type of: avoid, baffle, beat, bedevil, befuddle, bewilder, break loose, confound, confuse, discombobulate [informal], dumbfound, escape, flummox, fox, fuddle, get, get away, gravel, mystify, nonplus, perplex, pose, puzzle, stick, stupefy, throw, vex