- to step to one side.
- to evade or avoid a decision, problem, or the like.
- to avoid or dodge by stepping aside.
- to evade or avoid (a decision, problem, or the like).
Origin of sidestep
Examples from the Web for side-stepping
Contemporary Examples of 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.A Toast To Gay Divorce In Israel
December 6, 2012
Historical Examples of side-stepping
Lennon barely saved himself by the quickest of side-stepping.Bloom of Cactus
Robert Ames Bennet
"I just came from the camp," said Tom, side-stepping the real object of his trip.Tom Slade with the Colors
Percy K. Fitzhugh
"I be willing to try," said Uncle, perceiving that he had room for side-stepping.The Soul of Susan Yellam
Horace Annesley Vachell
So I just wanted to say there's no side-stepping, no four-flushing, at this end of the trip!Never-Fail Blake
He can evade it by side-stepping, by jumping over, or by dragging another fellow into it.Boy Scouts Handbook
Boy Scouts of America
- to step aside from or out of the way of (something)
- (tr) to dodge or circumvent
- a movement to one side, as in dancing, boxing, etc