avoid
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avoid(
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to stay away from)
a. evitar
I avoid her ever since we had that argument.La evito desde que tuvimos esa discusión.
b. eludir
They tried to avoid any responsibility.Intentaron eludir toda responsabilidad.
c. esquivar
The captain changed course to avoid the iceberg.El capitán cambió el rumbo para esquivar el iceberg.
d. sortear
Flash Gordon moves so fast he avoids any bullets fired at him.Flash Gordon se mueve tan rápido que sortea todas las balas que le disparan.
2. (to prevent yourself from doing)
a. evitar
Above all, avoid drawing attention to yourself.Sobre todo, evita llamar la atención.
3. (to prevent something)
a. evitar
The best way to avoid disappointment is to not expect anything from anyone.La mejor forma de evitar la decepción es no esperar nada de nadie.
b. eludir
The mountain lion managed to avoid capture.El puma logró eludir su captura.
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avoid
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (person, thing)
a. evitar
2. (punishment, danger, question)
a. evitar, eludir
to avoid doing somethingevitar hacer algo
to avoid something/somebody like the plaguehuir de algo/alguien como de la peste
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avoid [əˈvɔɪd]
transitive verb
[+obstacle] evitar; esquivar; [+argument, question, subject] evitar; eludir; [+duty] eludir; [+danger] salvarse de
are you trying to avoid me? ¿me estás evitando or esquivando?
I'm trying to avoid Lesley
I try to avoid him procuro no tener nada que ver con él; he avoids all his friends huye de todos sus amigos; this way we avoid London por esta ruta evitamos pasar por Londres; to avoid sb's eye esquivar la mirada de algn; to avoid tax (legally) evitar pagar impuestos; (illegally) defraudar al fisco; to avoid doing sth evitar hacer algo; he managed to avoid (hitting) the tree logró esquivar el árbol; I'm trying to avoid being seen by Jeremy estoy intentando evitar que me vea Jeremy; estoy intentando que Jeremy no me vea
to avoid being seen
it's to be avoided like the plague de esto hay que huir como de la peste
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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