Definition of eludo
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LNS
ēlūdō, ēlūdere, ēlūsī, ēlūsus
eludo
verb (3rd conjugation)
  1. to finish play, cease to sport or roll
  2. To win from
  3. to elude or parry
  4. to delude, deceive, cheat, frustrate
  5. to mock, jeer, banter, make sport of
Abbreviations
ē-lūdo, si, sum, 3, v. n. and a. * Neutr., to finish play, i. e. cease to sport or roll: ipsum autem mare sic terram appetens litoribus eludit, ut, etc., Cic. N. D. 2, 39, 100 (Bait. cludit): solebat Aquilius litus ita definire, qua fluctus eluderet, id. Top. 7, 31 (al. alluderet); cf. Quint. 5, 14, 34: eludere proprie gladiatorum est cum vicerint, et eludere est finem ludo imponere, Don. ad Ter. Eun. 1, 1, 10.

— Act. To win from one at play (very rare).

—Constr. aliquem or aliquem aliquid: anulus, Quem parasitus hic te elusit, Plaut. Curc. 5, 2, 31; cf.: elusi militem in alea, id. ib. 11.

— Poet., with dat.: tibi victrices ... Eludet palmas una puella tuas, will snatch away from you, Prop. 4 (5), 1, 140.

—Far more freq. and class. (esp. in the transf. sense), A gladiator's t. t., to elude or parry an enemy's blow: callidus emissas eludere simius hastas, Mart. 14, 202: caestus cito motu, Manil. 5, 163; cf. absol.: quasi rudibus ejus eludit oratio, Cic. Opt. Gen. 6, 17.

—Poet.: vulnera, to make in vain, Ov. M. 12, 104.

— Transf., to delude, deceive, cheat, frustrate. In gen.: aliquem, Plaut. Am. 1, 1, 109; Ter. Ph. 5, 6, 45; Cic. Div. in Caecil. 14; id. Sest. 43 fin.; * Caes. B. C. 1, 58, 1; Liv. 22, 18; 36, 45; 44, 36; Verg. A. 11, 695; Hor. S. 1, 10, 41; id. Ep. 1, 17, 18; Tib. 2, 1, 19 et saep.; cf. absol., Cic. Pis. 33, 82: manus scrutantium, Petr. 97, 4: bellum quiete, quietem bello, Liv. 2, 48; cf. pugnam, id. 27, 18: bellum metu, Tac. A. 2, 52: fidem miraculis, Liv. 26, 19: ultionem praevaricando, Tac. A. 14, 41: indicia seditionis, i. e. to invalidate, id. H. 1, 26 et saep.

— In partic., with the accessory notion of mockery, to mock, jeer, banter, make sport of: et vos ab illo irridemini et ipsi illum vicissim eluditis, Cic. Ac. 2, 39, 123: aliquem, id. Div. in Caecil. 7 fin.; 14; Liv. 7, 13; Tac. A. 6, 46; 16, 28 et saep.; cf. absol.: eludet, ubi te victum senserit, Ter. Eun. 1, 1, 10; Cic. Cat. 1, 1, 1; Liv. 1, 48; 2, 45; Tac. A. 2, 79 et saep.: gloriam alicujus (opp. extollere suam), Liv. 28, 44 fin.: aliquid, id. 1, 36; 6, 41; 9, 2 et saep.
 
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