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English definition of “avoid”
/əˈvɔɪd/ v [T]
› to stay away from someone or something, or prevent something from happening, or not allow yourself to do something: Do you think Robert is avoiding me? I haven’t seen him for a month. I try to avoid going shopping on Saturdays because the stores are so crowded. If you want to lose weight, avoid eating between meals. avoidance
/əˈvɔɪ·dəns/ n [U] › The avoidance of injury is more important than winning a game.