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sidestep

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishsidestepside‧step /ˈsaɪdstep/ verb (sidestepped, sidestepping)  1 sidestep a problem/issue/question2 [intransitive, transitive]WALK to step quickly sideways to avoid being hit or walking into someonesidestep noun [countable]→ See Verb table
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sidestepBut she sidesteps a question about her priorities in a time of limited funding.Sprint, aiming to sidestep Bell lines, is turning to its cable partners.Take particular trouble with any which might present you with difficulties and have a credible reply worked out to sidestep -problem areas.The company says the process could sidestep some of the problems of conventional solar cells, such as cost and low efficiency.Port and city officials have been trying to work out a deal that would sidestep the legal problems.Furthermore, organizations may find themselves trying to sidestep the wrath of those who are disenfranchised.Specifically, embryo screening has made it possible for families to sidestep their genetic fates.
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Verb table
sidestep
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theysidestep
he, she, itsidesteps
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theysidestepped
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave sidestepped
he, she, ithas sidestepped
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad sidestepped
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill sidestep
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have sidestepped
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam sidestepping
he, she, itis sidestepping
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you, we, theyare sidestepping
Past
I, he, she, itwas sidestepping
you, we, theywere sidestepping
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been sidestepping
he, she, ithas been sidestepping
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been sidestepping
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be sidestepping
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been sidestepping
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