es·chew (ĕ-sh, ĕs-ch)
tr.v. es·chewed, es·chew·ing, es·chews
1. To avoid using, accepting, participating in, or partaking of: “Italian tends to eschew the sort of polite euphemisms in which English glories” (David Leavitt). See Synonyms at evade.
2. To refrain from (doing something).
[Middle English escheuen, from Old French eschivir, of Germanic origin; akin to akin to SHY1.]
es·chewal (-əl) n.
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