What is another word for beat around the bush?

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To avoid providing a clear answer or statement
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“Lloyd was in no mood to beat around the bush, and so put direct the question he wished answered.”
To talk with many digressions, not about subject
To swindle someone by not paying a debt, especially a gambling debt
To speak or act in a deliberately vague way to gain more time to deal with something
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