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n. & v. --n. a step taken sideways. --v.tr. (-stepped, -stepping) 1 esp. Football avoid (esp. a tackle) by stepping sideways. 2 evade. Derivatives: sidestepper n.
also side-step(sidesteps, sidestepping, sidestepped) 1. If you sidestep a problem, you avoid discussing it or dealing with it. Rarely, if ever, does he sidestep a question... He was trying to sidestep responsibility. = avoid VERB: V n, V n 2. If you sidestep, you step sideways in order to avoid something or someone that is coming towards you or going to hit you. As I sidestepped, the bottle hit me on the left hip... He made a grab for her but she sidestepped him. VERB: V, V n
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