Sidestepping - definition of sidestepping by The Free Dictionary
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v. side·stepped, side·step·ping, side·steps
1. To step aside: sidestepped to make way for the runner.
2. To dodge an issue or a responsibility.
1. To step out of the way of.
2. To evade; skirt: sidestep a difficult question.
1. A step to one side.
2. An evasion of an issue or responsibility.
(Skiing) skiing the act of ascending or descending by facing sideways and lifting each ski alternately
References in classic literature
With a gasping shriek the king ape collapsed, clutching futilely for the agile, naked creature nimbly sidestepping
from his grasp.
According to Attorney General Isaias Rodriguez, prosecutors are to investigate the alleged sidestepping
of official regulations and checkpoints on 24 August when the diplomatic bags were brought into the country.
Human beings are often good at sidestepping
the veracity of a situation but are unable to mask their body language.