from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- intransitive v. To step aside: sidestepped to make way for the runner.
- intransitive v. To dodge an issue or a responsibility.
- transitive v. To step out of the way of.
- transitive v. To evade; skirt: sidestep a difficult question.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A step to the side.
- n. A motion, physical or metaphorical, to avoid or dodge something.
- v. To step to the side.
- v. To avoid or dodge.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To take a sidestep; step to one side.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues)
- n. a step to one side (as in boxing or dancing)
Sorry, no etymologies found.