sidestep

[sahyd-step]
verb (used without object), sidestepped, sidestepping.
1.
to step to one side.
2.
to evade or avoid a decision, problem, or the like.
verb (used with object), sidestepped, sidestepping.
3.
to avoid or dodge by stepping aside.
4.
to evade or avoid (a decision, problem, or the like).

Origin:
1900–05, Americanism

sidestepper, noun
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sidestep (ˈsaɪdˌstɛp)
 
vb , -steps, -stepping, -stepped
1.  to step aside from or out of the way of (something)
2.  (tr) to dodge or circumvent
 
n
3.  a movement to one side, as in dancing, boxing, etc
 
'sidestepper
 
n

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sidestep
1789, from side (adj.) + step (n.). The verb is recorded from 1901; the fig. sense is attested from 1911.
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Example sentences
They will allow consumers to sidestep the professional guilds that have
  extracted high rents for their services.
His blog provided advice on using proxies to sidestep censorship, until
  authorities shut it down last year.
Sidestep gossip or chatter, which could distract you from completing essential
  tasks.
Avoid adverse reactions and sidestep hair-trigger tempers by carefully
  considering your words.
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