Definition of 'sidestep'
Example sentences containing 'sidestep'
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The new charge will penalise companies that artificially divert profits offshore to sidestep the taxman. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Giving money to charity in your will is another handy way to sidestep the taxman. Times, Sunday Times (2006)But there are lots of deals where borrowers can sidestep these issues. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The common accusation that infrastructure projects are no more than fiscal transfers through the back door could therefore be neatly sidestepped. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The tribunal sidestepped those knotty issues. Times, Sunday Times (2007)By contrast, the thirtysomething marriage seems to sidestep these problems. Times, Sunday Times (2008)With 4G you can neatly sidestep the issue. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Banks can neatly sidestep this by lending indirectly to small companies through peer-to-peer platforms. Times, Sunday Times (2016)These chance explanations may be comforting to the perplexed, but they look like attempts to sidestep the issue. The Times Literary Supplement (2010)He sidestepped neatly into a field of corn - corn that was a good foot and more in height. Times, Sunday Times (2009)They don't think they can survive alone and prefer instead to sidestep the problem by resorting to temporary solutions. Why Am I Afraid to Divorce? (1994)It aims to sidestep issues such as longevity risk, or the chances that scheme members live longer than expected. Times, Sunday Times (2007)You sidestep the real issue, which is telling him that you do not love him as he wants you to. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Video goggles sidestep the problem by putting the screen so close to the eye that the brain interprets the image as being bigger than it really is. Times, Sunday Times (2008)At first I sidestepped the problem by drawing with my left hand. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Your mind works faster and smarter so there is no need to sidestep problems, as you can solve them in a very straightforward way. The Sun (2016)In Chapter 6 we sidestepped this problem of optimal investment timing under uncertainty. Principles of Corporate Finance (1991)Typically, though, he did not sidestep the issue. The Sun (2006)Most tend to sidestep the issue: "Live and let live. Christianity Today (2000)For ages you've managed to sidestep potentially time-consuming issues. Times, Sunday Times (2013)She sidestepped the question and said'Thank you '. Times, Sunday Times (2014)
Trends of 'sidestep'
Used Occasionally. sidestep is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'sidestep'
British English: sidestep VERB
If you sidestep a problem, you avoid discussing it or dealing with it.
Rarely, if ever, does he sidestep a question.
Definition of sidestep from the Collins English Dictionary
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