To eschew is defined as to purposely try to stay away from or to avoid.(verb)
An example of eschew is when you hate airplanes and never go on them.
See eschew in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME eschewen < Anglo-Fr eschuer < OFr eschiver < OHG sciuhan, to fear: akin to shy
See eschew in American Heritage Dictionary 4
transitive verb es·chewed, es·chew·ing, es·chews
Origin: Middle English escheuen
Origin: , from Old French eschivir
Origin: , of Germanic origin
Origin: ; akin to shy1.
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