Meaning of "avoid" in Essential English Dictionary


verb uk /əˈvɔɪd/

B1 to stay away from a person or place:

Try to avoid the city centre.

to prevent something from happening:

I braked to avoid hitting the gate.

to not do something because you do not want to:

She managed to avoid answering my question.

(Definition of “avoid” from the Cambridge Essential Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)