Eschew and Sidestep


Eschew verb - To get or keep away from (as a responsibility) through cleverness or trickery.

Sidestep and eschew are semantically related. In some cases you can use "Sidestep" instead a verb "Eschew".

Nearby Word: eschewing


Sidestep verb - To avoid having to comply with (something) especially through cleverness.
Usage example: the eager enlistee sidestepped the regulations by lying about his age

Eschew and sidestep are semantically related. You can use "Eschew" instead a verb "Sidestep".

Nearby Words: sidestepped, sidestepping

Common collocations

attacks eschew attacks sidestep attacks
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