elude
verb.
escape, either physically or mentally
The thief eluded the police|This difficult idea seems to evade her|The event evades explanation
Synonym: bilk, evade
verb.
be incomprehensible to; escape understanding by
What you are seeing in him eludes me
Synonym: escape
verb.
avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues)
He dodged the issue|she skirted the problem|They tend to evade their responsibilities|he evaded the questions skillfully