eschew
I verb abstain, avoid, back away from, boycott, bypass, deny oneself, do without, elude, evade, flee from, forbear, forswear, give a wide berth, have nothing to do with, keep at a distance, keep away, keep clear of, keep out of the way, make unwelcome, neglect, recoil from, refrain, reject, shrink from, shun, stand aloof, stand clear, turn aside, turn away from, vitare, withdraw from II index abscond, avoid (evade), decline (reject), forgo, forswear, refrain, repulse, shun

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  • Eschew — Es*chew , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Eshewed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Eshewing}.] [OF. eschever, eschiver, eskiver, F. esquiver, fr. OHG. sciuhen, G. scheuen; akin to E. sky. See {Shy}, a.] 1. To shun; to avoid, as something wrong, or from a feeling of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • eschew — (v.) mid 14c., from O.Fr. eschiver shun, eschew, avoid, dispense with, from Frankish *skiuhan dread, avoid, shun, from P.Gmc. *skeukhwaz (Cf. O.H.G. sciuhen to avoid, escape, Ger. scheuen to fear, shun, shrink from, scheu shy, timid ); see SHY… …   Etymology dictionary

  • eschew — vb 1 shun, elude, avoid, evade, *escape Antonyms: choose Contrasted words: *adopt, embrace, espouse: *incur, contract, catch 2 forbear, *forgo, abnegate, sacrifice Analogous words …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • eschew — [v] have nothing to do with abandon, abjure, abstain, avoid, double, duck, elude, evade, forgo, forswear, give up, have no truck with*, let well enough alone*, not touch, refrain, renounce, sacrifice, shun, shy, shy away from, steer clear of*,… …   New thesaurus

  • eschew — ► VERB ▪ abstain from. DERIVATIVES eschewal noun. ORIGIN Old French eschiver, related to SHY(Cf. ↑shyness) …   English terms dictionary

  • eschew — [es cho͞o′] vt. [ME eschewen < Anglo Fr eschuer < OFr eschiver < OHG sciuhan, to fear: akin to SHY1] to keep away from (something harmful or disliked); shun; avoid; abstain from eschewal n …   English World dictionary

  • eschew — [14] Eschew is ultimately of Germanic origin, although it reached English via French. Its remote ancestor is prehistoric Germanic *skeukhwaz, source also of English shy. A verb based on this, *skeukhwan, was borrowed into Vulgar Latin as *skīvāre …   The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • eschew — UK [ɪsˈtʃuː] / US [esˈtʃu] verb [transitive] Word forms eschew : present tense I/you/we/they eschew he/she/it eschews present participle eschewing past tense eschewed past participle eschewed very formal to avoid doing something, especially for… …   English dictionary

  • eschew — [14] Eschew is ultimately of Germanic origin, although it reached English via French. Its remote ancestor is prehistoric Germanic *skeukhwaz, source also of English shy. A verb based on this, *skeukhwan, was borrowed into Vulgar Latin as *skīvāre …   Word origins

  • eschew — eschewal, n. eschewer, n. /es chooh /, v.t. to abstain or keep away from; shun; avoid: to eschew evil. [1300 50; ME eschewen < OF eschiver, eschever < Gmc; cf. OHG sciuhen, G scheuchen, SHY2] Syn. circumvent, boycott; forgo. * * * …   Universalium

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