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Avoid meaning

avoid - 11 dictionary results

  1. 1. declare invalid; " The contract was annulled"; " void a plea"
  2. 2. To empty.
  3. 3. To emit or throw out; to void; as, to avoid excretions.
  4. 4. To quit or evacuate; to withdraw from.
  5. 5. To make void; to annul or vacate; to refute.
  6. 6. 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.
  7. 7. To get rid of.
  8. 8. 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.
  9. 9. To retire; to withdraw.
  10. 10. To become void or vacant.
  11. 11. To keep away from; to shun.

avoid - examples of usage

  1. How could one avoid it? - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  2. I have no particular instructions to give you, and only wish you to avoid surprise." - "A Sketch of the Life of Brig. Gen. Francis Marion", William Dobein James.
  3. It means taking care of other people or other people's things, and feeling that you must take even greater care than you would of yourself or your own things, So, while Peter himself would have been willing to take chances, and might even have made the journey down to the dear Old Briar- patch in broad daylight, he felt that that wouldn't do at all for little Miss Fuzzytail; that he must avoid every possible chance of danger for her. - "Mrs. Peter Rabbit", Thornton W. Burgess.
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