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Definition for: AVOID

avoid
(a.) To empty.
(a.) To emit or throw out; to void; as, to avoid excretions.
(a.) To quit or evacuate; to withdraw from.
(a.) To make void; to annul or vacate; to refute.
(a.) To keep away from; to keep clear of; to endeavor no to meet; to shun; to abstain from; as, to avoid the company of gamesters.
(a.) To get rid of.
(a.) To defeat or evade; to invalidate. Thus, in a replication, the plaintiff may deny the defendant's plea, or confess it, and avoid it by stating new matter.
(v. i.) To retire; to withdraw.
(v. i.) To become void or vacant.