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verb (avoids, avoiding, avoided)
  1. (transitive) To keep away from; to keep clear of; to endeavor not to meet; to shun; to abstain from; as, to avoid the company of gamesters.
  2. (transitive) (obsolete) To empty.
  3. (transitive) (obsolete) To emit or throw out; to void; as, to avoid excretions.
  4. (transitive) (obsolete) To quit or evacuate; to withdraw from.
  5. (transitive) (obsolete) To make void; to annul or vacate; to refute (esp. a contract).
  6. (transitive) (obsolete) To get rid of.
  7. (transitive) (obsolete) 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.
  8. (intransitive) (obsolete) To retire; to withdraw.
  9. (intransitive) (obsolete) To become void or vacant.
Translations: 
  • Dutch: mijden
  • French: éviter
  • German: vermeiden, meiden
  • Italian: evitare
  • Spanish: evitar

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