1: to avoid adroitly : EVADE
the mice eluded the traps
managed to elude capture
2: to escape the perception, understanding, or grasp of
subtlety simply eludes them
victory continued to elude us
3: DEFY sense 2
it eludes explanation
1. Evade or escape from (a danger, enemy, or pursuer), typically in a skillful or cunning way.
‘he managed to elude his pursuers by escaping into an alley’
1.1 (of an idea or fact) fail to be grasped or remembered by (someone)
‘the logic of this eluded most people’
1.2 (of an achievement, or something desired or pursued) fail to be attained by (someone)
‘sleep still eluded her’
1.3 Avoid compliance with or subjection to (a law, demand, or penalty).
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.