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 for eluding
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Elude \E*lude"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Eluded; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Eluding.] [L. eludere, elusum; e + ludere to play: cf. F.
     ['e]luder. See Ludicrous.]
     To avoid slyly, by artifice, stratagem, or dexterity; to
     escape from in a covert manner; to mock by an unexpected
     escape; to baffle; as, to elude an officer; to elude
     detection, inquiry, search, comprehension; to elude the force
     of an argument or a blow.
     [1913 Webster]
           Me gentle Delia beckons from the plain,
           Then, hid in shades, eludes he eager swain. --Pope.
     [1913 Webster]
           The transition from fetichism to polytheism seems a
           gradual process of which the stages elude close
           definition.                              --Tylor.
     Syn: To evade; avoid; escape; shun; eschew; flee; mock;
          baffle; frustrate; foil.
          [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: the act of avoiding capture (especially by cunning) [syn:
           slip, elusion, eluding]

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