Translation of avoid in Spanish:

avoid

Pronunciation: /əˈvɔɪd/

vt

  • 1.1 (keep away from) [obstacle/place] evitar; [topic/question] evitar, eludir; [blow] esquivar, eludir why are you avoiding me? ¿por qué me rehúyes?, ¿por qué intentas eludirme? she avoided his eyes evitó mirarlo a los ojos, le eludió la mirada I'd managed to avoid being noticed until then había logrado pasar inadvertido hasta entonces
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    • 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.
    1.2 (refrain from) evitar to avoid -ing evitar + inf avoid drawing attention to yourself evita llamar la atención, procura no llamar la atención you can't avoid seeing her occasionally no puedes evitar verla de vez en cuando
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    • 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.
    1.3 (save oneself from) [trouble/embarrassment/accident] evitar I don't pay if I can avoid it si puedo evitarlo, no pago to avoid -ing evitar + inf she only just avoided being sent to prison se salvó de ir a la cárcel por muy poco

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