sidestep has definitions from the fields of sport,dance
[ 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"

Used in print

(Nathan Rapport, ""I've Been Here before!"...)

In this manner they side-step the seemingly hopeless investigation of the greater depths of mystery in which all_of us grope continually .

(Richard Ferber, Bitter Valley....)

He side-stepped her blow and she fell , stumbling against the gelding .

(Leo Lemon, "Catch Up With" and "Something to...)

According to the myth , Old_Order then vanishes at stage_left and reappears at extreme stage_right , but director Shuz skillfully sidesteps the rather gooshey problem of stage_effects by simply having Miss_Arapacis walk across the stage .

[ noun ] (sport,dance) a step to one side (as in boxing or dancing)

Related terms

step dancing boxing