[n] a quick evasive movement
[n] an elaborate or deceitful scheme contrived to deceive or evade; "his testimony was just a contrivance to throw us off the track"
[n] a statement that evades the question by cleverness or trickery
[v] avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues); "He dodged the issue"; "she skirted the problem"; "They tend to evade their responsibilities"; "he evaded the questions skillfully"
[v] make a sudden movement in a new direction (as to evade a blow)
[v] move to and fro or from place to place usually in an irregular course
circumvent, contrivance, dodging, duck, elude, evade, fudge, hedge, parry, put off, scheme, sidestep, skirt, stratagem