Pronunciation: (i-vād'), [key]
—v., e•vad•ed, e•vad•ing.
1. to escape from by trickery or cleverness: to evade one's pursuers.
2. to get around by trickery: to evade rules.
3. to avoid doing or fulfilling: to evade an obligation.
4. to avoid answering directly: to evade a question.
5. to elude; escape: The solution evaded him.
1. to practice evasion.
2. to elude or get away from someone or something by craft or slyness; escape.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.