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synonyms for beat about the bush

  • meander
  • aberrate
  • depart
  • divagate
  • drift
  • ramble
  • roam
  • swerve
  • veer
  • wander
  • be diffuse
  • circumlocute
  • excurse
  • get off the point
  • get off the subject
  • get sidetracked
  • go by way of
  • go off on a tangent
  • long way
  • turn aside
  • wander away
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How to use beat about the bush in a sentence

Sleek finds it far harder work than fortune-making; but he pursues his Will-o'-the-Wisp with untiring energy.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
Even if poverty were gone, the flail could still beat hard enough upon the grain and chaff of humanity.
THE UNSOLVED RIDDLE OF SOCIAL JUSTICESTEPHEN LEACOCK
His face flushed with annoyance, and taking off his soft hat he began to beat it impatiently against his leg as he walked.
THE AWAKENING AND SELECTED SHORT STORIESKATE CHOPIN
I saw every crook in the fence, every rut in the road, every bush and tree long before we came to it.
THE SOLDIER OF THE VALLEYNELSON LLOYD
The pulse in Louis's temples beat hard; yet he was determined not to anticipate, but make Wharton explain himself.
THE PASTOR'S FIRE-SIDE VOL. 3 OF 4JANE PORTER
To be sure, he hadn't seen Mrs. Robin go, but he had heard the beat of her wings as she began her flight.
THE TALE OF GRANDFATHER MOLEARTHUR SCOTT BAILEY
You never know when you are going to stumble upon a jewel in the most out-of-the-way corner.
MUSIC-STUDY IN GERMANYAMY FAY
Not having completed the loading of his gun, Tom hastily rode behind a dense bush, and concealed himself as well as he could.
HUNTING THE LIONSR.M. BALLANTYNE
About an hour after resuming their walk, the major went off in hot pursuit of an enormous bee, which he saw humming round a bush.
HUNTING THE LIONSR.M. BALLANTYNE
We should easily beat this in America with anything like equal facilities, and without charging the British price—£4 7s.
GLANCES AT EUROPEHORACE GREELEY
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WORDS RELATED TO BEAT ABOUT THE BUSH

  • aberrate
  • be diffuse
  • beat about the bush
  • circumlocute
  • depart
  • divagate
  • drift
  • excurse
  • get off the point
  • get off the subject
  • get sidetracked
  • go by way of
  • go off on a tangent
  • long way
  • meander
  • ramble
  • roam
  • swerve
  • turn aside
  • veer
  • wander
  • wander away
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.