An example of eschew is when you hate airplanes and never go on them.
Origin of eschewMiddle English eschewen ; from Anglo-French eschuer ; from Old French eschiver ; from Old High German sciuhan, to fear: akin to shy
transitive verbes·chewed, es·chew·ing, es·chews
- To avoid using, accepting, participating in, or partaking of: “Italian tends to eschew the sort of polite euphemisms in which English glories” (David Leavitt). See Synonyms at evade.
- To refrain from (doing something).
Origin of eschewMiddle English escheuen, from Old French eschivir, of Germanic origin; akin to shy1.
(third-person singular simple present eschews, present participle eschewing, simple past and past participle eschewed)
- The verb eschew is not normally applied to the avoidance or shunning of a person or physical object, but rather, only to the avoidance or shunning of an idea, concept, or other intangible.