ELU'DE, verb transitive [Latin eludo; e and ludo, to play. The Latin
verb forms lusi, lusum; and this may be the Heb. to deride.
1. To escape; to evade; to avoid by artifice, stratagem, wiles, deceit, or dexterity; as, to elude an enemy; to elude the sight; to elude an officer; to elude detection; to elude vigilance; to elude the force of an argument; to elude a blow or stroke.
2. To mock by an unexpected escape.
Me gentle Delia beckons from the plain,
Then, hid in shades, eludes her eager swain.
3. To escape being seen; to remain unseen or undiscovered. The cause of magnetism has hitherto eluded the researches of philosophers.