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Chinese (Traditional) translation of “avoid”

avoid

verb [T]     /əˈvɔɪd/
to stay away from someone or something, or prevent something from happening or not allow yourself to do something
避開;避免,防止;逃避
I try to avoid supermarkets on Saturdays - they're always so busy.
我盡量不在週六去超級市場——那時總是人特別多。
[+ -ing verb] I try to avoid going shopping on Saturdays.
我盡量不在週六去購物。
The report studiously avoided any mention of the controversial plan.
這份報告有意避而不談那個有爭議的計劃。
The plane narrowly avoided disaster when one of the engines cut out on take-off.
飛機起飛時有一個引擎熄火,差點釀成重大事故。
I left the pub to avoid a fight (= prevent a fight from happening).
我不想動手打架,就離開了酒吧。
Unnecessary paperwork should be avoided (= prevented) at all costs.
應該盡可能避免不必要的文書工作。
I'm anxious to avoid the motorway at rush hour.
在交通高峰時段,我對高速公路唯恐避之不及。
Do you think Tim's avoiding me? I haven't seen him all day.
你認為蒂姆是不是在躲著我啊?我一整天都沒見到他。
Moving in order to avoid contactDigressing and being indirect or evasiveAvoiding actionLaziness and lazy peoplePreventing and impedingLimiting and restricting
(Definition of avoid verb from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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