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side·step

sidestep

 
pronunciation:
saId step
part of speech: verb
inflections: sidesteps, sidestepping, sidestepped
definition 1: to step aside or to one side.
I had to sidestep to avoid being hit by the bus.
similar words:
dodge
definition 2: to avoid.
The witness sidestepped the question by changing the subject.
similar words:
dodge, evade