[late 19C–1950s] an evasion.
[1970s] (US) to hide, to stay out of the way.
[late 19C-1960s] to escape, to run off.
[1910s] (Aus.) to make an appearance.
[mid–19C] (UK Und.) to perform, to do something (duplicitous).
1. [mid-17C] to behave in a cowardly manner.
2. [1920s+] to avoid.