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Definitions and Synonyms of sidestep | Another word for sidestep | What is sidestep?

Definition 1: a step to one side (as in boxing or dancing) - [noun denoting act]

(sidestep is a kind of ...) the act of changing location by raising the foot and setting it down

"he walked with unsteady steps"

(sidestep belongs to category ...) taking a series of rhythmical steps (and movements) in time to music

(sidestep belongs to category ...) fighting with the fists

Definition 2: avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues) - [verb of communication]

Samples where sidestep or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He dodged the issue
  • she skirted the problem
  • They tend to evade their responsibilities
  • he evaded the questions skillfully

Synonyms for sidestep in the sense of this definition

(sidestep is a kind of ...) stay clear from; keep away from; keep out of the way of someone or something

"Her former friends now avoid her"

(... is a kind of sidestep ) dodge, avoid answering, or take for granted

"beg the question" "beg the point in the discussion"

(... is a kind of sidestep ) evade the truth of a point or question by raising irrelevant objections

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