avoid

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(psychology) an urge to withdraw or avoid a situation or an object abience
fugitive who runs away and hides to avoid arrest or prosecution absconder
act of running away secretly (as to avoid arrest) abscondment , decampment
excuse or explanation to avoid blame alibi
diet designed to avoid the foods that you are allergic to allergy diet
word (such as a pronoun) used to avoid repetition; the referent of an anaphor is determined by its antecedent anaphor
deceptive maneuver (especially to avoid capture) artifice , ruse
conditioning to avoid an aversive stimulus aversive conditioning
avoid doing balk , eschew , shrink
form of whist in which players avoid winning tricks containing hearts or the queen of spades Black Maria , hearts
trust that enables a person to avoid possible conflict of interest by transferring assets to a fiduciary; the person establishing the trust gives up the right to information about the assets blind trust
knowing how to avoid embarrassment or distress circumspection , discreetness , discretion , prudence
avoid and outwit circumvent
beautiful and charismatic queen of Egypt; mistress of Julius Caesar and later of Mark Antony; killed herself to avoid capture by Octavian (69-30 BC) Cleopatra
(boxing) the act of one boxer holding onto the other to avoid being hit and to rest momentarily clinch
inability to pump enough blood to avoid congestion in the tissues congestive heart failure
detailed script used in making a film in order to avoid discontinuities from shot to shot continuity
(medieval Spain) a Jew or Moor who converted to Christianity (especially those who professed conversion in order to avoid persecution but continued to practice their religion secretly) Converso , Marrano
American painter who did portraits of Paul Revere and John Hancock before fleeing to England to avoid the American Revolution (1738-1815) Copley , John Copley , John Singleton Copley
psychoactive drug deliberately synthesized to avoid anti-drug laws; mimics the effects of a banned drug; law was revised in 1986 to ban designer drugs designer drug
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