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Definition of evasion noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1the act of avoiding someone or of avoiding something that you are supposed to do His behavior was an evasion of his responsibilities as a father. She's been charged with tax evasion.
  2. 2a statement that someone makes that avoids dealing with something or talking about something honestly and directly His speech was full of evasions and half-truths. see also evade
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: evasion

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