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    Post synonyms with 'allude'

    Dear teachers

    I can't fully understand the meaning of 'allude' in this sentence:

    If rational thought alludes you, then seek help.

    Am I right in interpreting allude as 'trick' or 'confuse'?

    Thank you

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    Re: synonyms with 'allude'

    It should be 'eludes'.

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    Re: synonyms with 'allude'

    Quote Originally Posted by Offroad View Post
    Dear teachers

    I can't fully understand the meaning of 'allude' in this sentence:

    If rational thought alludes you, then seek help.

    Am I right in interpreting allude as 'trick' or 'confuse'?

    Thank you
    It is almost certainly a typo and should be "eludes". Look up "elude" in a dictionary.

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    #4

    Re: synonyms with 'allude'

    Too slow, bhai. I'm on form today.

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    Re: synonyms with 'allude'

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    It is almost certainly a typo and should be "eludes". Look up "elude" in a dictionary.
    No, it is not a typo.

    Thanks

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    Re: synonyms with 'allude'

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    No, it is not a typo.

    Thanks
    In that case it's meaningless.

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    #7

    Re: synonyms with 'allude'

    Ha. I mean it's bad English! I suspect the author is not a native speaker!

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