A concerted action by two or more individuals or entities to avoid commercial dealings with a business or to induce others to take the same action. This may include the refusal to work for the business and to purchase or distribute the company’s products. While peaceful boycotts are generally legal, boycotts that use coercion or intimidation to prevent others from dealing with the targeted business are not.
To refuse to accept socially; avoid having social contact with:
To avoid or evade
A step to the side.
Dodge is defined as to evade, twist or move out of the way to avoid being hit.
To eschew is defined as to purposely try to stay away from or to avoid.
Evade is defined as to be deceitful to get around or escape from.
Meet is defined as to come face to face with, be there when someone or something arrives, or to be introduced.
To react physiologically and mentally to this discontinuance, often while experiencing distressing symptoms.
Escape is defined as to get away.
(Law) An annulment.
To recant solemnly; renounce or repudiate:
To outwit is to beat someone or defeat them because you are smarter or more clever.
To avoid, deflect, or ward off (an attack, a blow, an argument, etc.).
To indicate unwillingness (to do something):
To inquire for; request:
To ward off; prevent
To avoid or neglect (a duty or responsibility).
To leave alone, let be; to stop bothering.
To acknowledge and accept or deal with:
To evade a responsibility or obligation. Often used with out:
To exclude or shut out; bar.
The definition of avert is to turn away or to keep something from happening.
(Idiomatic) To delay commencing (an action until some specified time or event has passed).
To deny access to.
To cease doing something.
To avoid (something controversial, difficult, etc.)
To undertake is defined as to manage funerals and burials.
Not ostentatious; unpretentious:
The definition of a digression is a spoken or written piece that moves away from the main topic.
A means of evading; a subterfuge.
Skillful repartee, especially as a defense against having to give direct answers.
The state of being rejected.
An approach to accomplishing a goal or a method of dealing with a problem.
To affect as if with a caress.
To fool, as by false promises or wrong notions; mislead; deceive; trick
To cause to go by way of a detour
To disregard is defined as to ignore or treat with a lack of respect.
To get away from (a person, especially a companion).
(Intransitive, equestrianism) to jump over a fence
To run away from:
To foil is defined as to keep something from happening.
To leave altogether; abandon:
To hide or protect oneself, as if behind a hedge
(Law) To reject (a bill of indictment) for lack of evidence
Mislead is defined as to bring in the wrong direction or give the wrong idea.
To exclude or prevent (someone) from a given condition or activity:
To separate or sift out (fine particles of sand, for example) by means of a sieve or screen.
To move (things, for example) from one place or position to another; transfer or shift:
To turn or make go to one side
To avoid some usually negative consequence.
(Nautical) To prevent (a vessel) from running against anything with too much violence.
To make invalid; deprive of legal force
To annul or put an end to (a court order, indictment, or court proceedings).
To excrete body wastes.
The act or an instance of renouncing:
To nullify is to invalidate something or cancel the effectiveness of something.
To something bring face to face with.
Malinger is defined as to fake sick or to exaggerate an illness in order to skip school, work or some other undesirable event.
To desire (someone to do something):
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