English - Vietnamese Dictionary
avoid /ə'vɔid/Concise Dictionary
- ngoại động từ
- tránh, tránh xa
- to avoid smoking: tránh hút thuốc lá
- to avoid bad company: tránh xa bạn bè xấu
- (pháp lý) huỷ bỏ, thủ tiêu (bản án); bác bỏ (lý lẽ, lời biện hộ)
+stay clear from; keep away from; keep out of the way of someone or something
+prevent the occurrence of; prevent from happening
+refrain from doing something
+refrain from certain foods or beverages
Advanced English Dictionary
shun, keep (away) from, keep off, leave alone, keep or steer clear of, refrain from, dodge, circumvent, sidestep, elude, escape, evade:
The doctor suggested that I avoid chocolate. Why does Bennie avoid looking me straight in the eye?
+ verbCollocation Dictionary
1 to prevent sth bad from happening: [VN] The accident could have been avoided. + They narrowly avoided defeat in the semi-final. + The name was changed to avoid confusion with another firm. + [VN -ing] They built a wall to avoid soil being washed away.
2 to keep away from sb/sth; to try not to do sth: [VN] He's been avoiding me all week. + She kept avoiding my eyes (= avoided looking at me). + I left early to avoid the rush hour. + [V -ing] I've been avoiding getting down to work all day. + You should avoid mentioning his divorce.
3 [VN] to prevent yourself from hitting sth: I had to swerve to avoid a cat.
Idioms: avoid sb/sth like the plague (informal) to try very hard not to meet sb, do sth, etc: She's been avoiding me like the plague since the party last Saturday.
more at TRAP n.
1 prevent sth
It is sometimes impossible to avoid conflict altogether.
They narrowly avoided defeat in the semi-final.
| at all costs
Getting involved in a court case is something to be avoided at all costs.
VERB + AVOID
be anxious to, want to, wish to
They are anxious to avoid any further misunderstandings.
| attempt to, try to | be careful to, take care to
He was careful to avoid any sentimentality in his speech.
| help (to) | be able to, manage to | be possible to | be difficult to, be impossible to
an attempt/effort to avoid sth
He failed in his attempt to avoid having to pay.
2 keep away from sb
carefully, deliberately, studiously
The two men carefully avoided one another.
VERB + AVOID
3 not hit sb/sth when driving
He braked hard and narrowly avoided a parked van.
VERB + AVOID
brake to | swerve to
She swerved to avoid a cyclist.
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