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To escape the memory or understanding of:
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  1. To escape the memory or understanding of:
  2. To escape detection, notice, or understanding by
  3. To avoid or escape from by quickness, cunning, etc.; evade
To avoid doing or answering directly; get around; get out of
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  1. To avoid doing or answering directly; get around; get out of
  2. To be deceitful or clever in avoiding or escaping something; use evasion
  3. To escape or avoid, especially by cleverness or deceit:
To avoid, especially persistently.
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  1. To avoid, especially persistently.
  2. To stay away from; not go to:
  3. To keep away from; avoid scrupulously or consistently, often, specif., as a practice by a group against a co-worker, coreligionist, etc. who has fallen out of favor
To feign illness or other incapacity in order to avoid duty or work.
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  1. To feign illness or other incapacity in order to avoid duty or work.
  2. (Intransitive) To feign illness, injury, or incapacitation in order to avoid work or obligation.
(Photog.) To lighten an area on (a print) to achieve a shading effect by blocking light in selected areas during an exposure, as in enlargement
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  1. (Photog.) To lighten an area on (a print) to achieve a shading effect by blocking light in selected areas during an exposure, as in enlargement
  2. To use tricks, deceits, or evasions; be shifty
  3. To move or twist quickly aside; shift suddenly, as to avoid a blow
(Idiomatic) To delay someone or something temporarily; to keep at bay.
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  1. (Idiomatic) To delay someone or something temporarily; to keep at bay.
  2. (Idiomatic) To delay commencing (an action until some specified time or event has passed).
To cease doing something.
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  1. To cease doing something.
  2. To cease (from an action); stop; abstain
  3. (Intransitive) To cease to proceed or act; to stop; to forbear; -- often with from.
To take back or away; remove:
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  1. To take back or away; remove:
  2. To remove from use, consideration, etc.
  3. To discontinue the use of a drug or other substance, especially one that is addictive.
To neglect or evade doing (something that should be done)
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  1. To neglect or evade doing (something that should be done)
  2. To avoid or neglect (a duty or responsibility).
  3. To avoid work or duty.
To leave alone, let be; to stop bothering.
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  1. To leave alone, let be; to stop bothering.
To channel (piped liquid, for example) through a bypass.
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  1. To channel (piped liquid, for example) through a bypass.
  2. To avoid an obstacle by using an alternative channel, passage, or route.
  3. To go around instead of through; use a bypass to avoid
To avoid or evade
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  1. To avoid or evade
  2. To surround or encircle with evils, enmity, etc.; entrap
  3. To get the better of or prevent from happening by craft or ingenuity
To evade; skirt:
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  1. To evade; skirt:
  2. To avoid or dodge.
  3. To step to one side; take a side step or side steps
To avoid (something controversial, difficult, etc.)
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  1. To avoid (something controversial, difficult, etc.)
  2. To lie along or form the edge of; border:
  3. To pass around rather than across or through:
(Idiomatic) To refuse (not accept); forgo.
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  1. (Idiomatic) To refuse (not accept); forgo.
  2. Used other than as an idiom: see pass,‎ up.
(Informal) To avoid or evade
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  1. (Informal) To avoid or evade
  2. To move swiftly, especially so as to escape being seen:
  3. To lower quickly, especially so as to avoid something:
To avoid; disregard:
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  1. To avoid; disregard:
  2. To execute (someone) by suffocation so as to leave the body intact and suitable for dissection.
  3. To get rid of quietly; evade or suppress, as a parliamentary bill, discussion, etc.
To ignore, fail to consult, etc.
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  1. To ignore, fail to consult, etc.
  2. To avoid an obstacle by using an alternative channel, passage, or route.
  3. To go around instead of through; use a bypass to avoid
To surround or encircle with evils, enmity, etc.; entrap
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  1. To surround or encircle with evils, enmity, etc.; entrap
  2. To avoid or evade
  3. To get the better of or prevent from happening by craft or ingenuity
To move aside or in a given direction by shifting or twisting suddenly:
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  1. To move aside or in a given direction by shifting or twisting suddenly:
  2. To use tricks, deceits, or evasions; be shifty
  3. To move or twist quickly aside; shift suddenly, as to avoid a blow
To lower quickly, especially so as to avoid something:
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  1. To lower quickly, especially so as to avoid something:
  2. To move swiftly, especially so as to escape being seen:
  3. (Slang) To move (in or out) quickly
To evade or escape from, as by daring, cleverness, or skill:
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  1. To evade or escape from, as by daring, cleverness, or skill:
  2. To escape detection, notice, or understanding by
  3. To avoid or escape from by quickness, cunning, etc.; evade
(Computers) To interrupt a command, exit a program, or change levels within a program by using a key, combination of keys, or key sequence.
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  1. (Computers) To interrupt a command, exit a program, or change levels within a program by using a key, combination of keys, or key sequence.
  2. To avoid a serious or unwanted outcome:
  3. To break loose from confinement; get free:
To refrain from (doing something).
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  1. To refrain from (doing something).
  2. To keep away from (something harmful or disliked); shun; avoid; abstain from
  3. To avoid using, accepting, participating in, or partaking of:
To escape or avoid, especially by cleverness or deceit:
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  1. To escape or avoid, especially by cleverness or deceit:
  2. To avoid doing or answering directly; get around; get out of
  3. To avoid or escape from by deceit or cleverness; elude
To stay away from; not go to:
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  1. To stay away from; not go to:
  2. To keep away from; avoid scrupulously or consistently, often, specif., as a practice by a group against a co-worker, coreligionist, etc. who has fallen out of favor
  3. To escape (a threatening evil, an unwelcome task etc).
Find another word for avoid. In this page you can discover 67 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for avoid, like: shrink from, elude, keep-away-from, abstain from, flee from, escape from, evade, shun, malinger, dodge and give one the slip.