shun

[shuhn]
verb (used with object), shunned, shunning.
to keep away from (a place, person, object, etc.), from motives of dislike, caution, etc.; take pains to avoid.

Origin:
before 950; Middle English shunen, Old English scunian to avoid, fear

shunnable, adjective
shunner, noun
unshunnable, adjective
unshunned, adjective


evade, eschew.


seek.
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shun (ʃʌn)
 
vb , shuns, shunning, shunned
(tr) to avoid deliberately; keep away from
 
[Old English scunian, of obscure origin]
 
'shunnable
 
adj
 
'shunner
 
n

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shun
O.E. scunian "to shun, desist, to hide," of uncertain origin; not found in any other language. Perhaps ult. from PIE root *skeu- "to cover, to hide."
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Example sentences
In the quest to stay healthy while abroad, some travelers are shunning street
  food.
It stood alone, as if shunning the rest of the range.
The attention of peers is crucial, shunning by them a long-remembered
  mortification.
Other than denying her raises and perhaps shunning her, it can't do much to
  make her retire without violating federal law.
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