avoid

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Pronunciation[change]

Verb[change]

Plain form
avoid

Third-person singular
avoids

Past tense
avoided

Past participle
avoided

Present participle
avoiding

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Avoid is on the Academic Vocabulary List.
  1. (transitive) When you avoid something, you stay away from it or you don't do it.
    Are you avoiding me?
    You can't avoid doing your homework.

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