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    avoid - Dictionary definition and meaning for word avoid

    Definition
    (verb) stay clear from; keep away from; keep out of the way of someone or something
    Example Sentence
    • Her former friends now avoid her
    Definition
    (verb) prevent the occurrence of; prevent from happening
    Example Sentence
    • Let's avoid a confrontation
    • head off a confrontation
    • avert a strike
    Definition
    (verb) refrain from doing something
    Example Sentence
    • She refrains from calling her therapist too often
    • He should avoid publishing his wife's memories
    Definition
    (verb) refrain from certain foods or beverages
    Synonyms : keep off
    Example Sentence
    • I keep off drugs
    • During Ramadan, Muslims avoid tobacco during the day
    Definition
    (verb) declare invalid
    Synonyms : annul , invalidate , nullify , quash , void
    Example Sentence
    • The contract was annulled
    • void a plea
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