9/13/11

Eschew

Eschew
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To shun or avoid.


(es•chu´), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Eshewed (-chu´d); p. pr. & vb. n. Eshewing.] [OF. eschever, eschiver, eskiver, F. esquiver, fr. OHG. sciuhen, G. scheuen; akin to E. sky. See Shy, a.] 1. To shun; to avoid, as something wrong, or from a feeling of distaste; to keep one’s self clear of. “They must not only eschew evil, but do good.” Bp. Beveridge. 2. To escape from; to avoid. [Obs.] “He who obeys, destruction shall eschew.” Sandys.

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