elude

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A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (general)
a. eludir
The cause of the illness has eluded scientists for years.La causa de la enfermedad ha eludido a científicos durante años.
b. esquivar
The millionaire's lawyers helped him elude imprisonment.Los abogados del millonario lo ayudaron a esquivar el encarcelamiento.
c. escaparse de
The detainees took advantage of the power outage to elude security.Los detenidos aprovecharon el apagón para escaparse de la seguridad.
d. escapar a
Even with the medicine, sleep eludes me.Incluso con la medicina, el sueño me escapa.
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elude
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (general)
a. eludir
success has eluded us so farel éxito nos ha rehuido hasta ahora
his name eludes meno consigo recordar su nombre
elude [ɪˈluːd]
transitive verb
[+pursuer] burlar; [+capture, arrest] eludir; escapar a; [+grasp, blow] esquivar; zafarse de; [+question] eludir; [+obligation] eludir; zafarse de
the answer has so far eluded us hasta ahora no hemos dado con la respuesta; his name eludes me ahora no recuerdo su nombre; success has eluded him el éxito le ha eludido or le ha sido esquivo
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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