- 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.
eschew definition by Webster's New World
Origin: Middle English eschewen ; from Anglo-French eschuer ; from Old French eschiver ; from Old High German sciuhan, to fear: akin to shy
- eschewal noun
eschew definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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