tr.v. e·lud·ed, e·lud·ing, e·ludes
1. To evade or escape from, as by daring, cleverness, or skill: The suspect eluded the police. See Synonyms at evade.
2. To escape the memory or understanding of: a name that eludes me; a point that eluded the audience.
3. To be unattained by: Another championship eluded her.
[Latin ēlūdere : ē-, ex-, ex- + lūdere, to play (from lūdus, play; see leid- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots).]
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