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Definitions of avoid

  1.   declare invalid; " The contract was annulled"; " void a plea"
  2.   To become void or vacant.
  3.   To keep away from; shun; evade.
  4.   To retire; to withdraw.
  5.   To empty.
  6.   To make void; to annul or vacate; to refute.
  7.   prevent the occurrence of; prevent from happening; " Let's avoid a confrontation"; " head off a confrontation"; " avert a strike"
  8.   To keep away from; to keep clear of; to endeavor no to meet; to shun; to abstain from; as, to avoid the company of gamesters.
  9.   To defeat or evade; to invalidate. Thus, in a replication, the plaintiff may deny the defendant's plea, or confess it, and avoid it by stating new matter.
  10.   To keep at a distance from; to shun; to evacuate; to become vacant.
  11.   To quit or evacuate; to withdraw from.
  12.   To become void or vacant. See Void.
  13.   refrain from certain foods or beverages; " I keep off drugs"; " During Ramadan, Muslims avoid tobacco during the day"
  14.   To keep away from; to shun; to abstain from.
  15.   declare invalid; " The contract was annulled"; " avoid a plea"
  16.   To emit or throw out; to void; as, to avoid excretions.
  17.   To try to escape from: to shun.
  18.   Avoidable.
  19.   refrain from doing something; " She refrains from calling her therapist too often"; " He should avoid publishing his wife's memoires"
  20.   stay clear from; keep away from; keep out of the way of someone or something; " Her former friends now avoid her"
  21.   To get rid of.
  22.   To keep away from; to shun.
  23.   Avoidably.
  24.   To keep at a distance from; to shun; to eschew; to make void; to annul.

Quotes of avoid

  1. Our team has a lot of talent. I hope that soon we will break out with four or five goals and avoid overtime. – Peter Bondra
  2. To seek understanding before taking action, yet to trust my instincts when action is called for. Never to avoid danger from fear, never to seek out danger for its own sake. Never to conform to fashion from fear of eccentricity, never to be eccentric from fear of conformity. – Steven Brust
  3. I try to avoid a specific image. I seek to play as many different women as I can to avoid having a label put on me. – Blythe Danner
  4. An author who sets about to depict events of the past that have run their course is suspected of wishing to avoid the problems of the present day, of being, in other words, a reactionary. – Lion Feuchtwanger
  5. So much relies on the singer I thought the best way to avoid that problem was to become the singer! – Ben Jackson
  6. General Grant had no fixed plan of campaign beyond the general idea to avoid the strong defensive line occupied by General Lee behind Mine Run, and find a way to draw him out to open battle. – James Longstreet
  7. The lion's share of what I hear right now are people who, intentional or accidental, have avoided all jazz prior to 1960. And all the musicians who were successful in the '60s spent their entire lives, prior to 1960, listening to all the musicians these people avoid – Branford Marsalis
  8. I have offices all over the place and I avoid work everywhere. I don't like to write- I like to be finished. – Richard Price
  9. But it is equally incontrovertible that if our intelligence gathering process is seriously flawed, we had better find out and find out fast if we are to avoid another Sept. 11. – Adam Schiff
  10. The first thing you need to know, in order to establish some perspective and avoid panic, is that the violent government excesses we're seeing today are far from unprecedented. – L. Neil Smith
  11. Learn to see in another's calamity the ills which you should avoid – Publilius Syrus
  12. I never learned to verbalize an abstract musical concept. No thank you. The whole point of being a serious musician is to avoid verbalization whenever you can. – Virgil Thomson
  13. You must continue to gain expertise, but avoid thinking like an expert. – Denis Waitley
  14. Renunciation- that is the great fact we all, individuals and classes, have to learn. In trying to avoid it we bring misery to ourselves and others. – Beatrice Potter Webb

Usage examples for avoid

  1. The best way to avoid it is to retire, where we may not be discovered. ” – The Works Of John Dryden, Vol. 7 (of 18) The Duke of Guise; Albion and Albanius; Don Sebastian by John Dryden
  2. Perhaps if she had looked at him she would have realised that she was drawing upon, herself the very thing she was trying to avoid – The Vision of Desire by Margaret Pedler
  3. I've no desire to avoid him. ” – What Maisie Knew by Henry James
  4. But you were the very people he wanted to avoid – The Daughters of a Genius by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
  5. There were few rocks to avoid – Through the Grand Canyon from Wyoming to Mexico by E. L. Kolb
  6. It is what I intend to avoid – The Enchanted April by Elizabeth von Arnim
  7. It then became apparent that Sube had lost some of his contempt for the minister, for he tried to avoid him and jump hastily back into the water. ” – Sube Cane by Edward Bellamy Partridge
  8. There seemed to be no way to avoid them. ” – Three Sioux Scouts by Elmer Russell Gregor
  9. Madam, that is precisely what I am anxious to avoid – The Passionate Elopement by Compton Mackenzie
  10. “ Kalipada tried to make himself as scarce and small as possible, in order to avoid notice; but this did not bring him relief. ” – Stories from Tagore by Rabindranath Tagore
  11. If they can make it around Goa, and avoid the Portugals. ” – The Moghul by Thomas Hoover
  12. “ I know not at this moment which I most desire to avoid my mother, or Miss Torrington. ” – The Vicar of Wrexhill by Mrs [Frances] Trollope
  13. He watched the Indian until he was convinced that he was trying to avoid any further interview. ” – The Go Ahead Boys and Simon's Mine by Ross Kay
  14. He was glad because this bowed position gave him a chance to look down to the ground and avoid their cruel eyes. ” – Bull Hunter by Max Brand
  15. When we came home it happened, I really can't tell how, that the duke moved along with us, and when we got to the hotel I could not avoid asking him in. ” – Mabel's Mistake by Ann S. Stephens
  16. But she would not have taken them then if she had not wanted to avoid being with the rest of the girls. ” – Betty Lee, Freshman by Harriet Pyne Grove
  17. If I meet Wallmoden here, and perhaps I won't be able to avoid it, he'll recognize me without a doubt. ” – The Northern Light by E. Werner
  18. Above all things, avoid a dress suit. ” – Plunkitt of Tammany Hall by George Washington Plunkitt
  19. Then, the poison oak was so thick that I felt like holding up my hands to avoid it. ” – A-Birding on a Bronco by Florence A. Merriam
  20. “ Basine was careful to avoid this fact. ” – Gargoyles by Ben Hecht

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