evasive action

NOUN
  1. an action aimed at evading an opponent
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How To Use evasive action In A Sentence

  • Evasive action after the bombing was also under the pilotage navigator's direction.
  • A dozen people suffered minor injuries after a lorry jack-knifed on an icy M62 which caused cars to take evasive action.
  • This is a ‘crewed’ environment, the loadmasters communicating evasive actions to the pilot and crew on the flight deck if required to ensure our flight is a safe one.
  • The defendant tried to take evasive action, but lost control.
  • The Peugeot flashed its headlights before taking evasive action to avoid a collision with the Renault.
  • Not bad for a graduate in literature and one who normally took evasive action at the sight of a screwdriver.
  • One hardly knew whether to watch or take evasive action. Times, Sunday Times
  • These spikes of energy, called action potentials, prompt the locusts to take evasive action.
  • And a police helicopter took evasive action after a mystery craft zoomed straight at it over Cardiff. The Sun
  • Unlike bomber crews, we could take violent evasive action to get out of accurate heavy flak.
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