One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘they split up to evade the border guards’
elude, avoid, dodge, escape, escape from, stay away from, steer clear of, run away from, break away from, lose, leave behind, shake, shake off, keep at arm's length, keep out of someone's way, give someone a wide berth, sidestep, keep one's distance from
deceive, trick, cheat
North American end-run
informal ditch, give someone the slip
confront, run into
2‘he evaded the question’
avoid, not give a straight answer to, dodge, sidestep, bypass, hedge, fence, fend off, parry, skirt round, fudge, quibble about, be equivocal about, be evasive about
get out of, find a way round
informal duck, cop out of
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