, v. t. 1. To escape; to slip away; -- sometimes with from. "Evading from perils." Bacon.
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Unarmed they might
Have easily, as spirits evaded swift
By quick contraction or remove.
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2. To attempt to escape; to practice artifice or sophistry, for the purpose of eluding.
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The ministers of God are not to evade and take refuge any of these . . . ways.

Syn. -- To equivocate; shuffle. See Prevaricate.
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