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Sidestep   /sˈaɪdstˌɛp/   Listen
Sidestep

verb
1.
Avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues).  Synonyms: circumvent, dodge, duck, elude, evade, fudge, hedge, parry, put off, skirt.  "She skirted the problem" , "They tend to evade their responsibilities" , "He evaded the questions skillfully"






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"Sidestep" Quotes from Famous Books



... something to be said for the streets," Freddie admitted. "If a woman don't intend to make sporting her life business, she don't want to get up among the swells of the profession, where she'd become known and find it hard to sidestep. Still, even in the street you ought to make a hundred, easy—and not go with any man that doesn't ...
— Susan Lenox: Her Fall and Rise • David Graham Phillips

... a good deal as I'd planned; only instead of me bein' alone when I pushes the button, hanged if two young chappies that had come up in the elevator with me don't drift along to the same apartment door. We swap sort of foolish grins, and when Hortense fin'ly shows up everyone of us does a bashful sidestep to let the others go first. So Hortense opens on what looks like a revolvin' wedge. But that don't trouble ...
— On With Torchy • Sewell Ford

... time Kinton's aging muscles obeyed his impulse to sidestep, the spear had already hurtled past. It had missed him by an error ...
— Exile • Horace Brown Fyfe

... will brace up and answer these questions now, like men. If we are faint-hearted, and eager for peace at any price, then we will sidestep the ugly situation until the destroyers have settled it for us by ...
— Our Vanishing Wild Life - Its Extermination and Preservation • William T. Hornaday

... whales had already begun when the Nautilus arrived. It maneuvered to cut into the herd of long-skulled predators. At first the latter showed little concern at the sight of this new monster meddling in the battle. But they soon had to sidestep its thrusts. ...
— 20000 Leagues Under the Seas • Jules Verne



Words linked to "Sidestep" :   pugilism, quibble, fisticuffs, elude, beg, dance, boxing, avoid, terpsichore, saltation, dancing, put off, step



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