On Friday, Young avoided being sent to jail on contempt of court charges.
I became paranoid and avoided her neighborhood, dreading the idea of running into her.
Meanwhile, the runaway weirdness that Feldman rightly points out is avoided.
He also avoided repeating the horrors of another P-for-Personality Pick: Palin in 2008.
If there are certain foods that take you out of that balance, then they need to be avoided at all costs.
He shunned society; avoided all unnecessary movement or excitement.
I avoided the house of Mr Clayton, and absented myself from his chapel.
No couplings are used, so that one great element of danger, is avoided.
So, he avoided her eyes as she stood by the window regarding him quizzically.
Formulas made from rich top-milk or milk and cream are to be avoided.
c.1300, from Anglo-French avoider "to clear out, withdraw (oneself)," partially anglicized from Old French esvuidier "to empty out," from es- "out" (see ex-) + vuidier "to be empty," from voide "empty, vast, wide, hollow, waste" (see void (adj.)). Originally a law term; modern sense of "have nothing to do with" also was in Middle English and corresponds to Old French eviter with which it was perhaps confused. Meaning "escape, evade" first attested 1520s. Related: Avoided; avoiding.