avoid avoid  /ə ˈvɔ ɪd/


  1. (v) stay clear from; keep away from; keep out of the way of someone or something
  2. (v) prevent the occurrence of; prevent from happening
  3. (v) refrain from doing something
  4. (v) refrain from certain foods or beverages
  5. (v) declare invalid

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  1. This surgery is unfortunate, though it is a way for women who have insisted on living their own lives to avoid punishment under a backward custom.
  2. Instead of discussing how Iran could avoid a nuclear crisis with the West, we talked about how we could avoid being labeled enemies of the state.
  3. Giving Saddam one final chance to disarm was precisely the objective of those who most wanted to avoid war.


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    on June 11, 2013     Source: Standard-Examiner

  2. Avoid these Two Giants, but Buy Wal-Mart

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  1. "This episode represents a calculated and deliberate attempt to avoid longstanding rules designed to encourage fair play and promote honest competition on the playing field," Commissioner Roger Goodell wrote in a letter to the Patriots.
    on Sep 13, 2007 By: Roger Goodell Source: Boston Globe

  2. "The arithmetic is, unfortunately, quite clear," Mr. Bernanke said. "To avoid large and unsustainable budget deficits, the nation will ultimately have to choose among higher taxes, modifications to entitlement programs such as Social Security...
    on Apr 8, 2010 By: Ben Bernanke Source: New York Times

  3. "We are working hard to avoid an escalation of belligerence and provocation," Clinton said.
    on May 24, 2010 By: Hillary Rodham Clinton Source: Washington Post

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