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American English: /əˈvɔɪd/
British English: /əˈvɔɪd/

Translation of avoid in Spanish:

transitive verb

  • 1 (keep away from)
    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
    Example sentences
    • 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.
  • 2 (refrain from) to avoid -ing
    evitar + infinitive
    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
    Example sentences
    • 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.
  • 3 (save oneself from)
    I don't pay if I can avoid it
    si puedo evitarlo, no pago
    to avoid -ing
    evitar + infinitive
    she only just avoided being sent to prison
    se salvó de ir a la cárcel por muy poco
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