avoid

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Verb[change]

Plain form
avoid

Third-person singular
avoids

Past tense
avoided

Past participle
avoided

Present participle
avoiding

  1. (transitive) When you avoid something, you stay away from it; you don't go near it; you shun or abstain from it.
    Avoid Mr. Nastie if you can.
    He avoids Mr. Nastie.
    He avoided Mr. Nastie today.
    "Are you avoiding me?" Mr. Nastie asked.

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