to sidestep

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To avoid or dodge

They sidestepped the issue.

A step to the side
{f} evade, dodge, avoid; step to the side, step sideways
a step to one side (as in boxing or dancing)
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
A motion, physical or metaphorical, to avoid or dodge something
To step to the side
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
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"
to sidestep