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eschew

[ es-choo ]
/ ɛsˈtʃu /
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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 eschew

es·chew·al, nounes·chew·er, nounun·es·chewed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for eschew

eschew
/ (ɪsˈtʃuː) /

verb
(tr) to keep clear of or abstain from (something disliked, injurious, etc); shun; avoid

Derived forms of eschew

eschewal, 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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