- To eschew is defined as to purposely try to stay away from or to avoid.
An example of eschew is when you hate airplanes and never go on them.
Origin: Middle English eschewen ; from Anglo-French eschuer ; from Old French eschiver ; from Old High German sciuhan, to fear: akin to shy
- eschewal noun
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transitive verb es·chewed, es·chew·ing, es·chews
Origin: Middle English escheuen, from Old French eschivir, of Germanic origin; akin to shy1.
- es·chewˈal noun