verb (used without object), side·stepped, side·step·ping.
verb (used with object), side·stepped, side·step·ping.
Origin of sidestep
Related formsside·step·per, noun
Examples from the Web for side-stepping
So the triumph of this week's ruling was side-stepping the Rabbinate altogether and getting the civil courts to settle the issue.
Side-stepping, now crouching, now dodging to this side and that, they fought their strange duel.
Side-stepping these pessimistic croakers, the organizers would go on to their task with undiminished self-confidence and energy.The Great Steel Strike and its Lessons|William Z. Foster
I avoided him by ducking and side-stepping, but he kept boring in, still smiling disagreeably.Paradise Garden|George Gibbs