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sidestep

[ sahyd-step ]
/ ˈsaɪdˌstɛp /
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verb (used without object), side·stepped, side·step·ping.
to step to one side.
to evade or avoid a decision, problem, or the like.
verb (used with object), side·stepped, side·step·ping.
to avoid or dodge by stepping aside.
to evade or avoid (a decision, problem, or the like).
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Origin of sidestep

An Americanism dating back to 1900–05

OTHER WORDS FROM sidestep

sidestepper, noun

Other definitions for sidestep (2 of 2)

side step

noun
a step to one side, as in dancing, skiing, or boxing.

Origin of side step

First recorded in 1840–50
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British Dictionary definitions for sidestep

sidestep
/ (ˈsaɪdˌstɛp) /

verb -steps, -stepping or -stepped
to step aside from or out of the way of (something)
(tr) to dodge or circumvent
noun side step
a movement to one side, as in dancing, boxing, etc

Derived forms of sidestep

sidestepper, noun
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