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transitive verb
1. to avoid, to prevent (impedir) (desastre, accidente)
  • podría haberse evitado esta catástrofethis disaster could have been avoided o prevented
  • evitar que alguien haga algoto stop o prevent somebody from doing something
2. to avoid (eludir) (cuestión, persona)
  • Javier siempre evita encontrarse conmigoJavier always avoids meeting me
  • no puede evitarlohe can't help it
3. to save (ahorrar)
  • esto me evita tener que irthis saves me (from) having to go
pronominal verb
1. to save
  • te evitarás muchos problemasyou'll save yourself a lot of problems
transitive verb
1 (eludir) to avoid
quiero evitar ese riesgo I want to avoid that risk; intento evitar a Luisa I'm trying to avoid Luisa
para evitar tales dificultades
no pude evitarlo I couldn't help it; evitar hacer algo to avoid doing sth; María evita a toda costa encontrarse con él María avoids bumping into him at all costs
no pude evitar que saliera de casa
2 (ahorrar) to save
esto nos evitará muchos problemas this will save us a lot of problems; me evita (el) tener que ... it saves me having to ...
pronominal verb
1 (ahorrarse) to save o.s.
evitarse trabajo to save o.s. trouble; así me evito tener que ir that saves me having to go; that way I avoid having to go
2 [+dos personas] to avoid each other
Verb Conjugations for evitar
Gerund: evitando
Participle: evitado
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