Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

evade | evasive

1) avoid doing sth, ignore or hide from
  • How to MemorizePopularity MediumProfessional LowSocial
    • evade authorities/justice/questions
  • Analysis
    The verb 'evade' means 'to avoid' or escape something. The connotation is that the avoidance or escape was achieved by intelligence or trickery. Common expressions with 'evade' are 'evade taxes', 'evade detection' or 'evade authorities'. This is quite a formal term often used in legal or professional contexts.
  • Social Examples (Basic)
    1. The criminal evaded authorities by changing his appearance and using false documents.
    2. Your time of evading justice is over, said the judge to the defendant.
    3. The terrorist evaded captivity for years.
  • Professional Examples (Basic)
    1. I don't like when I'm interviewing someone and they evade my questions. If they don't answer clearly, they're not getting the job.
    2. I found the second candidate very evasive. I don't think we'll hire him.
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