—v.t. 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.
—v.i. 1. to practice evasion.
2. to elude or get away from someone or something by craft or slyness; escape.