English version

elude

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englisheludee‧lude /Ιͺˈluːd/ verb [transitive] πŸ”Š πŸ”Š 1 ESCAPEto escape from someone or something, especially by tricking them syn avoid πŸ”Š He eluded his pursuers by escaping into a river.2 ESCAPEif something that you want eludes you, you fail to find or achieve it πŸ”Š She took the exam again, but again success eluded her.3 FORGETif a fact or the answer to a problem eludes you, you cannot remember or solve it syn escape πŸ”Š The exact terminology eludes me for the moment.β†’ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
eludeβ€’ Lt. Forney managed to elude capture by enemy forces for several weeks.β€’ Finally, he made a calculation, the nature of which eluded Dougal, and scribbled a number on the pad.β€’ Till now a college degree has eluded her.β€’ Fame she achieved; fortune eluded her.β€’ The distinction between the two philosophies largely eludes me.β€’ Morphology of individual colonic pressure waves has eluded reliable classification.β€’ Despite a $25,000 reward on his head, he continues to elude the authorities.β€’ It was a mystery that had eluded the intellectual efforts of Isaac Newton and teased the mind of Albert Einstein.β€’ Jones eluded the police for six weeks.β€’ Or will he have the success that eludes the smart boys of Tin Pan Alley?β€’ Desperately, the Doctor tries a series of random landings in the hope of eluding their pursuers.β€’ The trappings of management elude us at first.
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Verb table
elude
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyelude
he, she, iteludes
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyeluded
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave eluded
he, she, ithas eluded
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad eluded
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill elude
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have eluded
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam eluding
he, she, itis eluding
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you, we, theyare eluding
Past
I, he, she, itwas eluding
you, we, theywere eluding
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been eluding
he, she, ithas been eluding
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been eluding
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be eluding
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been eluding
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