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tr.v. es·chewed, es·chew·ing, es·chews
1. 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.
2. To refrain from (doing something).
[Middle English escheuen, from Old French eschivir, of Germanic origin; akin to akin to shy.]
es·chew′al (-əl) n.
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(tr) to keep clear of or abstain from (something disliked, injurious, etc); shun; avoid
[C14: from Old French eschiver, of Germanic origin; compare Old High German skiuhan to frighten away; see shy1, skew]
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to abstain or keep away from; shun; avoid.
[1300–50; Middle English < Old French eschiver,eschever < Germanic; compare Old High German sciuhen; akin to shy1]
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Past participle: eschewed
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|Verb||1.||eschew - avoid and stay away from deliberately; stay clear of|
avoid - stay clear from; keep away from; keep out of the way of someone or something; "Her former friends now avoid her"
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verb avoid, give up, abandon, have nothing to do with, shun, elude, renounce, refrain from, forgo, abstain from, fight shy of, forswear, abjure, kick (informal), swear off, give a wide berth to, keep or steer clear of He eschewed publicity and avoided nightclubs.
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vyhnout sevyvarovat se
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eschew[ɪsˈtʃuː] vt → éviter
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eschew[ɪsˈtʃuː] vt (frm) → evitare
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