|Origin:||eludere, from ludere 'to play'|
to escape from someone or something, especially by tricking them [= avoid]:
He eluded his pursuers by escaping into a river.
if something that you want eludes you, you fail to find or achieve it:
She took the exam again, but again success eluded her.
if a fact or the answer to a problem eludes you, you cannot remember or solve it [= escape]:
The exact terminology eludes me for the moment.