avoid meaning

EN[əˈvɔɪd] [-ɔɪd]
  • Avoid may refer to:
  • Avoid note, in jazz
  • Voidable, in law

    Definition of avoid in English Dictionary

  • VerbSGavoidsPRavoidingPT, PPavoidedSUF-oid
    1. VT To keep away from; to keep clear of; to endeavor not to meet; to shun; to abstain from.
      1. I try to avoid the company of gamblers.
    2. VT OBS To make empty; to clear.
      1. VT (now law) To make void, to annul; to refute (especially a contract).
        1. VT (law) 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.
          1. VT OBS To emit or throw out; to void; as, to avoid excretions.
            1. VT OBS To leave, evacuate; to leave as empty, to withdraw or come away from.
              1. VT OBS To get rid of.
                1. VI OBS To retire; to withdraw, depart, go away.
                  1. VI OBS To become void or vacant.
                  2. More Examples
                    1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
                      • Spelching can be avoided by cutting from the outside face in where possible.
                      • The free-exercise clause tells us that that religion is especially favored and the establishment clause tells us that it is especially feared (the state should avoid entanglement with that stuff).
                      • When we type the syllable "shi" in pinyin, we should always remember to put its tone number after it to avoid confusion.
                    2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
                      • Second, the possibility of xenocontamination during transplantation by mouse feeder layer, fetal bovine serum, or recombinant growth factors could therefore be avoided.
                      • I strongly dislike the idea of calling one of my OFCs "Mary Sue". It's too negative a connotation, and one that I try diligently to avoid.
                  • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
                    1. Verbs
                      • Intransitive verbs
                        • Transitive verbs
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                      1. en avoided
                      2. en avoiding
                      3. en avoidance
                      4. en avoidable
                      5. en avoidless
                      Source: Wiktionary
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                      Meaning of avoid for the defined word.

                      Grammatically, this word "avoid" is a verb, more specifically, an intransitive verb and a transitive verb.
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