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English definition of “steer clear of sb/sth”

steer clear of sb/sth

to avoid someone or something because they are unpleasant or dangerous: Steer clear of Tony this morning - he's in a bad mood.Avoiding actionLaziness and lazy peopleMoving in order to avoid contactDigressing and being indirect or evasive
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