verb (used with object), e·lud·ed, e·lud·ing.
Origin of elude
Examples from the Web for elude
Elsewhere, she tells her inamorata, “It does not matter if you elude my arms/my dear, when thought alone can imprison you.”Sor Juana: Mexico’s Most Erotic Poet and Its Most Dangerous Nun|Katie Baker|November 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Beautiful, daring and smart, Sophie managed to elude arrest on many occasions.Meet 'The Queen of Thieves' Marm Mandelbaum, New York City's First Mob Boss|J. North Conway|September 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But Shailene Woodley, both onscreen and off, seems to elude quick characterization.
They would have assumed that they needed to get far out over an ocean to elude that.Malaysia’s Sinister Timeline for Flight 370 Unravels|Clive Irving|March 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They constantly move him from place to place, hoping to elude any U.S. efforts to find him, Hanif says.U.S. Prisoner Bowe Bergdahl’s Failed Attempt to Escape From Taliban|Sami Yousafzai, Ron Moreau|December 7, 2011|DAILY BEAST
Though so refined as to elude the force of material remedies, some may however think that it may be reasoned with.Observations on Madness and Melancholy|John Haslam
The things might have been alive and spiteful, so persistently did they elude every wile.Ralph Denham's Adventures in Burma|George Norway
It answers to the impatient need of man to explain at once things which elude his comprehension.The Churches and Modern Thought|Philip Vivian
Hewson had not been able, when she touched upon this point, to elude the keen eye with which she read his silent thought.Questionable Shapes|William Dean Howells
He managed to elude his fellow-countrymen as it happened, but it was "touch-and-go" with him.The adventures of Kimble Bent|James Cowan
British Dictionary definitions for elude
Word Origin for elude
Word Origin and History for elude
1530s, "delude, make a fool of," from Latin eludere "escape from, make a fool of, win from at play," from ex- "out, away" (see ex-) + ludere "to play" (see ludicrous). Sense of "evade" is first recorded 1610s in a figurative sense, 1630s in a literal one. Related: Eluded; eludes; eluding.