sidestep

[ sahyd-step ]
/ ˈsaɪdˌstɛp /

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

side·step·per, noun
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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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