To evade is to avoid something or someone. When the police are trying to catch a criminal, they may try to evade them by running away.

  • He tried to evade the police by running away.

  • The company tried to evade responsibility by saying that the problem was with the other company.

Definition of evading


To get away from by cunning; to avoid by dexterity, subterfuge, address, or ingenuity; to elude; to cleverly escape from


To escape; to slip away; — sometimes with from.


To attempt to escape; to practice artifice or sophistry, for the purpose of eluding.

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Example Sentences for evading

  • 1

    They have evaded the question in the past.

  • 2

    One of the reasons was to evade the controversies like this.

  • 3

    Several others evaded the police dragnet.

  • 4

    The Cocoon takes off and evades the armada.

  • 5

    He evaded capture for days and nights.

  • 6

    But the children easily evade the men and leave the island.

  • 7

    The family manages to evade the Critters and get into the house.

  • 8

    This technicality is intended to evade the law and thwart the Will of Congress.

  • 9

    Ginny and Tim evade security and hide the bag in the attic.

  • 10

    The claim was always purely a canard to evade the establishment clause.