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eschew

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English

Etymology

Middle English, from Anglo-French eschiver (3d present eschiu) of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German sciuhen to frighten off.

Pronunciation

Verb

Infinitive
to eschew

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to eschew (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) (formal) To avoid; to shun.

Usage notes

  • The word eschew usually refers to ideas or concepts rather than physical objects.

Quotations

to avoid; to shun
1599 1927
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