Meaning of avoid

a•void

Pronunciation: (u-void'), [key]
— v.t.
  1. to keep away from; keep clear of; shun: to avoid a person; to avoid taxes; to avoid danger.
  2. to prevent from happening: to avoid falling.
  3. to make void or of no effect; invalidate.
  4. to empty; eject or expel.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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