Definition of Sidestep

1. Noun. A step to one side (as in boxing or dancing).

Generic synonyms: Step
Category relationships: Dance, Dancing, Saltation, Terpsichore, Boxing, Fisticuffs, Pugilism



2. Verb. Avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues). "He evaded the questions skillfully"
Exact synonyms: Circumvent, Dodge, Duck, Elude, Evade, Fudge, Hedge, Parry, Put Off, Skirt
Specialized synonyms: Beg, Quibble
Generic synonyms: Avoid
Derivative terms: Circumvention, Dodge, Dodger, Dodging, Dodging, Evasion, Hedge, Hedger, Hedging

Definition of Sidestep

1. Noun. A step to the side. ¹

2. Noun. A motion, physical or metaphorical, to avoid or dodge something. ¹

3. Verb. (intransitive) To step to the side. ¹

4. Verb. (transitive) To avoid or dodge. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Sidestep

1. to step to one side [v -STEPPED, -STEPPING, -STEPS]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sidestep

sidescrollers
sidescrolling
sideshow
sideshows
sideslip
sideslipped
sideslipping
sideslips
sidesman
sidesmen
sidespin
sidespins
sidesplitter
sidesplitting
sidesplittingly
sidestep (current term)
sidestepped
sidestepper
sidesteppers
sidestepping
sidesteps
sidestream
sidestreams
sidestroke
sidestrokes
sideswipe
sideswipe elbow fracture
sideswiped
sideswipes
sideswiping

Literary usage of Sidestep

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1. The Sportsman's Primerby Norman Henry Crowell by Norman Henry Crowell (1907)
"A skunk is harmless when his hide is made into an overcoat, but even then a cautious man will sidestep. ..."

2. Labor Problems Under War Conditions: Complete Report of the Proceedings of by Western Efficiency Society, Chicago, Society of Industrial Engineers (1918)
"Of course I realize that the use of the word sidestep is only another way of saying to put off, or to pass on to the next man, and I appreciate that the big ..."

3. Proceedings of the National Conference on Labor Problems Under War Conditions by Western Efficiency Society, Society of Industrial Engineers (1918)
"servant girl problem is to sidestep it entirely, to sidestep it by getting ... Of course I realize that the use of the word sidestep is only another way of ..."

4. Official Drill and Equipment Regulations: Uniform Rank, Woodmen of the World by Woodmen of the World Life Insurance Co (1907)
"(1) Open ranks, (2) sidestep, (3) MARCH. At the command March, the right files execute ... All sidestep toward each other and close to column of twos; or, ..."

5. American Physical Education Review by American Physical Education Association (1920)
"Sideward or sidestep—step sideward first with right foot if sidestep is to right, etc. Circling—left foot always kept in front using it as a pivot, e. ..."

6. Banking Sector Reform and Credit Control in China by Eric Girardin (1997)
"TICs are very often used by banks to sidestep the credit plan. As it lakes some time for a bank to he authorised to exceed the PBC's credit limits, ..."

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