evade verb

1 escape

ADV. narrowly They narrowly evaded a police car which was approaching. | successfully

VERB + EVADE attempt to, try to | manage to He managed to evade capture and escaped over the border.

2 avoid dealing with sth

ADV. simply Her response was simply to evade the problem altogether. | carefully, skilfully | easily Responsibility could not be so easily evaded. | altogether

VERB + EVADE attempt to, try to