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Definition of eschew verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

eschew

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ɪsˈtʃuː//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪsˈtʃuː//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they eschew
BrE BrE//ɪsˈtʃuː//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪsˈtʃuː//
 
he / she / it eschews
BrE BrE//ɪsˈtʃuːz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪsˈtʃuːz//
 
past simple eschewed
BrE BrE//ɪsˈtʃuːd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪsˈtʃuːd//
 
past participle eschewed
BrE BrE//ɪsˈtʃuːd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪsˈtʃuːd//
 
-ing form eschewing
BrE BrE//ɪsˈtʃuːɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪsˈtʃuːɪŋ//
 
 
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eschew something (formal) to deliberately avoid or keep away from something He had eschewed politics in favour of a life practising law. Word Origin late Middle English: from Old French eschiver, ultimately of Germanic origin and related to German scheuen ‘shun’, also to shy.
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