[ es-choo ]
/ ɛsˈtʃu /
verb (used with object)
to abstain or keep away from; shun; avoid: to eschew evil.
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Origin of eschew
1300–50; Middle English eschewen < Old French eschiver, eschever < Germanic; compare Old High German sciuhen, German scheuchen, shy2
OTHER WORDS FROM eschewes·chew·al, nounes·chew·er, nounun·es·chewed, adjective
Words nearby eschew
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British Dictionary definitions for eschewal
/ (ɪsˈtʃuː) /
(tr) to keep clear of or abstain from (something disliked, injurious, etc); shun; avoid
Derived forms of escheweschewal, nouneschewer, noun
Word Origin for eschew
C14: from Old French eschiver, of Germanic origin; compare Old High German skiuhan to frighten away; see shy 1, skew
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