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synonyms for beat around the bush

  • belie
  • cavil
  • con
  • distort
  • dodge
  • equivocate
  • evade
  • exaggerate
  • fabricate
  • falsify
  • fib
  • garble
  • hedge
  • invent
  • jive
  • lie
  • misrepresent
  • misspeak
  • palter
  • quibble
  • shift
  • shuffle
  • tergiversate
  • beg the question
  • phony up
  • put on
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antonyms for beat around the bush

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  • confront
  • face
  • meet
  • order
  • tell truth
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How to use beat around the bush in a sentence

Descending the Alps to the east or south into Piedmont, a new world lies around and before you.
GLANCES AT EUROPEHORACE GREELEY
Davy looked around and saw an old man coming toward them across the lawn.
DAVY AND THE GOBLINCHARLES E. CARRYL
This, however, did not apply to the waters lying directly around the Poloe and Flatland groups.
THE GIANT OF THE NORTHR.M. BALLANTYNE
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
At present, Louis was too self-absorbed by the struggles within him, to look deep into what was passing around him.
THE PASTOR'S FIRE-SIDE VOL. 3 OF 4JANE PORTER
While they were doing this, he assembled the officers around him, and the meaning of our night march was explained to us.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, NO. CCCXXXIX. JANUARY, 1844. VOL. LV.VARIOUS
The grass had a delightful fragrance, like new-mown hay, and was neatly wound around the tunnel, like the inside of a bird's-nest.
DAVY AND THE GOBLINCHARLES E. CARRYL
They cultivated a few plants around their wigwams, and cured a few pounds for their own use.
TOBACCO; ITS HISTORY, VARIETIES, CULTURE, MANUFACTURE AND COMMERCEE. R. BILLINGS.
Now and then the boy who had bought Squinty, and who was taking him home, would look around at his pet in the slatted box.
SQUINTY THE COMICAL PIGRICHARD BARNUM
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
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