Compartir esta entrada

avoid Saltos de línea: avoid
Pronunciación: /əˈvɔɪd/

Definición de avoid en inglés:


[with object]
1Keep away from or stop oneself from doing (something): avoid excessive exposure to the sun Gerard avoided meeting his eye
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • What is the best method for those who wish to avoid excessive sun exposure and dairy sources of vitamin D?
  • Ironically, women who seek these treatments to improve the appearance of their skin could have avoided their fate by avoiding excessive sun exposure in the first place.
  • Why, you try cutting them out, stop eating them, avoiding temptation.
1.1Contrive not to meet (someone): boys queued up to take Gloria out, but avoided Deirdre
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • She could tell that Hannah had been looking for her but she had been avoiding her, ducking into large groups of people or ignoring her.
  • His coworkers had been avoiding him all day, and no one would meet his eyes.
  • It isn't surprising that she's lonely, because most people would prefer to avoid her whenever possible.
shun, stay away from, evade, keep one's distance from, hide from, elude;
informal , dated give someone the go-by
archaic bilk
1.2Not go to or through (a place): this route avoids downtown Boston
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • What also concerns me is I have been informed these measures are so severe drivers are already avoiding using this route.
  • Some postal workers specifically avoided the World Trade Centre because its upper floors were known to creak and sway in stiff winds.
  • Most people avoided the place entirely, except for perhaps the occasional adventurer or scientist.
1.3Prevent from happening: book early to avoid disappointment
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • He said even the mine accidents that had been happening could have been avoided had monitoring committees been in place.
  • The Met Office estimates £1 billion damage is caused to homes by bad weather alone, and much could be avoided by taking preventative measures.
  • The reason to do it now is preventive to try and avoid a toothless old age for her.
2 Law Repudiate, nullify, or render void (a decree or contract): if the original owner had avoided his contract with the rogue, ownership of the goods would have reverted to him
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • It could be said that payments under void or avoided contracts are made on the basis of a failure of consideration.
  • As the contract had not been avoided at the date of the sale to the defendants, they acquired a good title in the goods.
  • It is one process that could have been used, your Honour, but the alternative process is to sue for the return of the money on the ground that the contract has been avoided.


Late Middle English: from Old French evuider 'clear out, get rid of', from vuide 'empty' (see void).


avoid someone/thing like the plague

Try hard to avoid someone or something: a place that Robyn normally avoided like the plague I avoid business lunches like the plague
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • I have a dangerously addictive personality, which is why I avoid drugs like the plague.
  • Abruptly, Shawn realized a reason why Emma had been avoiding him like the plague.
  • I do believe Mobile phones makes us more productive, which is why I avoid them like the plague.



Oraciones de ejemplo
  • I guess we're all avoiders and procrastinators, but those who come to my corner of the university have turned it into an art, to the extent that that's why they're here, really.
  • In a reform push that will be welcomed by business, Treasury has been quietly developing a plan that reverses the present approach to dealing with tax avoiders.
  • All of this is very odd coming from a political party that in 1992 made presidential politics safe for Vietnam draft avoiders.

Palabras que riman con avoid

Boyd, Coed, droid, Floyd, Freud, Lloyd, overjoyed, self-employed, unalloyed, underemployed, unemployed, void

Compartir esta entrada


¿Qué te llama la atención de esta palabra o frase?

Los comentarios que no respeten nuestras Normas comunitarias podrían ser moderados o eliminados.

Obtenga más de Oxford Dictionaries

Suscribirse para eliminar anuncios y acceder a los recursos premium