sidestepping

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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