French translation of 'elude'
1. (= get away from) [person] échapper à
to elude capture échapper à la capture
2. (= avoid) [question] éluder
[success] échapper à
[idea, name] échapper à
Success has always eluded him. Le succès lui a toujours échappé.
Sleep eluded him. Il n’arrivait pas à trouver le sommeil.
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Surely this was the foot of the unique woman who had so long eluded him.Modern Literatures of the Non-Western World: Where the Waters Are Born (1995)
So happiness is good for you - yet it still eludes all too many of us.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
The parrot had still eluded capture on the morning of her wedding.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
Yet he still eluded capture.Times, Sunday Times (2011)
Yet still one part eludes her.Times, Sunday Times (2011)
But a second Derby still eluded him.Times, Sunday Times (2015)
Fifth place was the best on offer in Korea and victories still elude the Finn.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
HE eluded capture for 43 years.Times, Sunday Times (2006)
He eluded capture many times.Times, Sunday Times (2011)
Live specimens still elude researchers.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
The definitive explanation still eludes us.THE EARTH: An Intimate History (2004)
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British English: elude VERB
If something that you want eludes you, you fail to obtain it.
Sleep eluded her.
Translation of elude from the Collins English to French Dictionary