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beat around the bush

see definition of beat around the bush
  • as inprevaricate
  • as inpussyfoot
  • as install
  • as inweasel
  • as inwelsh
  • as inhem and haw
  • as inelude
  • as inequivocate
  • as inhedge
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Synonyms for beat around the bush

verb deceive; stretch the truth

Antonyms for beat around the bush

  • be honest
  • confront
  • face
  • meet
  • order
  • tell truth
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

More words related to beat around the bush

elude

verb. avoid; escape

eluded

verb. avoid; escape

equivocate

verb. avoid an issue

hedge

verb. avoid, dodge

hedging

verb. avoid, dodge

hem and haw

verb. hesitate
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.
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