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In recent years a number of politicians have behaved disgracefully and then compounded their offences by trying to evade responsibility. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He was convicted and jailed for four years and three months for evading 8,000 excise duty at Maidstone crown court. The Sun (2016)Two other groups of peacekeepers evaded capture. Times, Sunday Times (2014)This is how he managed to evade the police for so long. Times, Sunday Times (2007)It is avoiding rather than evading tax. The Sun (2015)They should accept that the era when elites can evade question is over. Times, Sunday Times (2014)But suspected drug couriers often make wild assertions to try to evade responsibility. The Sun (2013)They had evaded capture for so long. Times, Sunday Times (2011)He fled and managed to evade a huge police hunt. Times, Sunday Times (2006)He has said he did not avoid or evade any tax. Times, Sunday Times (2014)It is no wonder he evaded the question. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Another subtle method of evading responsibility is constantly to blame others. A Channel of Peace (1993)My guess is that no one will evade capture. Times, Sunday Times (2015)It forces politicians to evade questions rather than engage with the argument. Times, Sunday Times (2014)His ability to evade capture has added to his fearsome reputation. Times, Sunday Times (2010)That dangerous throwaway line is frequently harnessed by the enemies of equality as an easy way of evading tough questions. Times, Sunday Times (2014)They evade the police and customs. Times, Sunday Times (2014)He had pleaded guilty in 2008 to evading duty. The Sun (2014)At 11.30am he crashed as he tried to evade police attempts to halt him. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Inheritance tax is an unfair tax, and there will always be attempts to avoid or evade it. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It continues to downplay the reality of the environmental disaster that is still unfolding in the region and to evade its responsibility for it. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Petrol tax is in one sense the fairest tax, because it is extremely difficult to avoid or evade. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Four men aged 29 to 41 have been bailed on suspicion of evading duty. The Sun (2014)Both were convicted of evading duty at the Old Bailey. The Sun (2015)It is all part of my determination to make the UK a hostile environment for anyone who seeks to evade the law. The Sun (2012)The flustered Lib Dem leader struggled to explain his proposal to let foreigners stay if they have evaded the law for ten years. The Sun (2010)
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British English: evade VERB
If you evade something, you find a way of not doing something that you really ought to do.
By his own admission, he evaded taxes as a property speculator.
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