verb (used with object), e·lud·ed, e·lud·ing.
Origin of elude
Examples from the Web for eludes
What eludes investigators is what triggered the short circuit.NTSB Doesn’t Think the Boeing 787 Dreamliner Is Safe Enough to Fly|Clive Irving|May 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Loeb, a yoga-practicing surfer and fitness nut, possesses the kind of certainty that eludes many of his elders.Wall Street CEOs Say It’s The Best of Times and The Worst of Times|Daniel Gross|November 12, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Perhaps this is the real scandal that eludes Professor Troy.
He made the kind of personal style statement that eludes most men.
The most important challenge we face today, fixing our economy, is another crisis that eludes any quick fix.
Like a huntsman, he follows the scent of happiness; but I warrant that always it eludes him.The House of the Vampire|George Sylvester Viereck
We sought to reach him by extending the suffrage to every man and then to every woman and yet he eludes us.Freedom Through Disobedience|C. R. (Chittaranjan) Das
I have tried to recall the time and place ever since I saw you last night; but it eludes me.A Woman at Bay|Nicholas Carter
She built much and sculptured much, so we cannot say she had no art at all; but if we attempt to define it, it eludes us.Evolution in Art|Alfred C. Haddon
The witness helps us with it, and the defendant deceives and eludes us by its means.Criminal Psychology|Hans Gross
British Dictionary definitions for eludes
Word Origin for elude
Word Origin and History for eludes
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.