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Verb
Present participle for 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.”
Verb
Present participle for to swindle someone by not paying a debt, especially a gambling debt
Verb
Present participle for to speak or act in a deliberately vague way to gain more time to deal with something
Noun
The use of many words where fewer would do, especially in a deliberate attempt to be vague or evasive
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