(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
v. t. avoid, elude; dodge, shun; baffle, foil, parry; escape, slip away; ignore, violate, neglect; equivocate. See avoidance.
(Roget's IV) v.
1. [To use trickery to avoid an issue]
Syn. equivocate, prevaricate, dodge, sidestep, put off, shuffle, avoid, elude, trick, baffle, quibble, shift, shirk, dissemble, cloak, conceal, deceive, be evasive, fence, parry, change the subject, pretend, confuse, pettifog, circumvent, skirt, hedge, cavil, subtilize, tergiversate, dodge the issue, duck*, beat around the bush*, give someone the runaround*, beg the question*, waffle*, hem and haw*, pussyfoot*, throw off the scent*, lead one a merry chase*, put off*, get around*, get out of*, cop out*, weasel out of *, lie one's way out of*.
Ant. face*, confront, make clear, elucidate.
2. [To avoid a meeting]
Syn. escape, elude, slip out, sneak away from; see escape .
See Synonym Study at escape .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) v.
elude, dodge, sidestep, avoid, escape, give the slip, bypass, duck, *steer clear of, shake off, shirk, circumvent.
ANT.: confront, face, meet
(Roget's Thesaurus II) verb 1. To keep away from: avoid, burke, bypass, circumvent, dodge, duck, elude, escape, eschew, get around, shun. Idioms: fight shy of, give a wide berth to, have no truck with, keep (or stay or steer) clear of. See SEEK. 2. To get away from (a pursuer): elude, lose, shake off, slip, throw off. Slang: shake. Idiom: give someone the shake (or slip). See SEEK. 3. To avoid fulfilling or answering completely: dodge, duck, hedge, sidestep, skirt. See SEEK.

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