Definitions of avoid:
- verb: refrain from doing something
Example: "He should avoid publishing his wife's memoires"
- verb: stay clear from; keep away from; keep out of the way of someone or something
Example: "Her former friends now avoid her"
- verb: refrain from certain foods or beverages
Example: "During Ramadan, Muslims avoid tobacco during the day"
- verb: declare invalid
- verb: prevent the occurrence of; prevent from happening
Example: "Let's avoid a confrontation"
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