Avoid

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Definition

to avoid (doing something): to try not to (do something); to not do (something)
verb
Avoid taking the freeway at this hour. There's always bad traffic.

Examples

  • "Democracy has already been to Kazakhstan, and England is a scary, undeveloped country that we should avoid at all costs."
  • "Therefore we'd like you to avoid the following words and expressions (I've explained the more difficult ones for your benefit)"
  • "Robot : Murder, torture and genocide should be avoided if possible."
  • "So you're saying genocide should be avoided?"
  • "In my country we try to avoid direct confrontation."
  • "To be avoided."
  • "We are hoping this initiative will save time and avoid hurt feelings (mainly my own)."
  • "As chief financial officer, I'd like to avoid issuing any profit warnings."
  • "Since I'm in a good mood today, I've decided to give you some tips on how to avoid builders from hell, dodgy plumbers, and other construction conmen."

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