avoid

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[A*void·]

If you avoid drinking coffee right before bed because it tends to keep you awake and makes you jittery, that means that you stay away from coffee at night.

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To empty.

Verb
stay clear from; keep away from; keep out of the way of someone or something; "Her former friends now avoid her"

Verb
refrain from certain foods or beverages; "I keep off drugs"; "During Ramadan, Muslims avoid tobacco during the day"

Verb
prevent the occurrence of; prevent from happening; "Let''s avoid a confrontation"; "head off a confrontation"; "avert a strike"

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refrain from doing something; "She refrains from calling her therapist too often"; "He should avoid publishing his wife''s memoires"

Verb
declare invalid; "The contract was annulled"; "void a plea"

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a.
To empty.

a.
To emit or throw out; to void; as, to avoid excretions.

a.
To quit or evacuate; to withdraw from.

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To make void; to annul or vacate; to refute.

a.
To keep away from; to keep clear of; to endeavor no to meet; to shun; to abstain from; as, to avoid the company of gamesters.

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To get rid of.

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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.

v. i.
To retire; to withdraw.

v. i.
To become void or vacant.


Avoid

A*void" , v. t. [p. & p. p. Avoided; p. pr. & vbets>. nets>. Avoiding.] [OF. esvuidier, es (L. ex) + vuidier, voidier, to empty. See Void, a.] 1. To empty. [Obs.] Wyclif. 2. To emit or throw out; to void; as, to avoid excretions. [Obs.] Sir T. Browne. 3. To quit or evacuate; to withdraw from. [Obs.]
Six of us only stayed, and the rest avoided the room.
4. To make void; to annul or vacate; to refute.
How can these grants of the king's be avoided?
5. To keep away from; to keep clear of; to endeavor no to meet; to shun; to abstain from; as, to avoid the company of gamesters.
What need a man forestall his date of grief. And run to meet what he would most avoid ?
He carefully avoided every act which could goad them into open hostility.
6. To get rid of. [Obs.] Shak. 7. (Pleading) 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. Blackstone. Syn. -- To escape; elude; evade; eschew. -- To Avoid, Shun. Avoid in its commonest sense means, to keep clear of, an extension of the meaning, to withdraw one's self from. It denotes care taken not to come near or in contact; as, to avoid certain persons or places. Shun is a stronger term, implying more prominently the idea of intention. The words may, however, in many cases be interchanged.
No man can pray from his heart to be kept from temptation, if the take no care of himself to avoid it.
So Chanticleer, who never saw a fox, Yet shunned him as a sailor shuns the rocks.

Avoid

A*void", v. i. 1. To retire; to withdraw. [Obs.]
David avoided out of his presence.
2. (Law) To become void or vacant. [Obs.] Ayliffe.

To empty.

To retire; to withdraw.

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Usage Examples

Always Do Your Best. Your best is going to change from moment to moment it will be different when you are healthy as opposed to sick. Under any circumstance, simply do your best, and you will avoid self-judgment, self-abuse and regret.

Believe it or not, lots of people change their majors and abandon their dreams just to avoid a couple of math classes in college.

As for my diet, I try to eat lean, clean and healthy - nothing too surprising. And I avoid too much meat or dairy because they slow you down.

All living beings, not just animals, but plants and microorganisms, perceive. To survive, an organic being must perceive - it must seek, or at least recognize, food and avoid environmental danger.

A person often meets his destiny on the road he took to avoid it.

Avoid lawsuits beyond all things they pervert your conscience, impair your health, and dissipate your property.

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Other Usage Examples

A smart man makes a mistake, learns from it, and never makes that mistake again. But a wise man finds a smart man and learns from him how to avoid the mistake altogether.

And initially, a lot of companies avoid trying to make a really radical new kind of title for a new system, because that would involve learning a new machine and learning how to make the new title at the same time.

All life demands struggle. Those who have everything given to them become lazy, selfish, and insensitive to the real values of life. The very striving and hard work that we so constantly try to avoid is the major building block in the person we are today.

Be Impeccable With Your Word. Speak with integrity. Say only what you mean. Avoid using the word to speak against yourself or to gossip about others. Use the power of your word in the direction of truth and love.

American couples have gone to such lengths to avoid the interference of in-laws that they have to pay marriage counselors to interfere between them.

Avoid popularity if you would have peace.

As a kid I quite fancied the romantic, Bohemian idea of being an artist. I expect I thought I could escape from the difficulties of maths and spelling. Maybe I thought I would avoid the judgement of the establishment.

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