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es·chew

 (ĕs-cho͞o′)
tr.v. es·chewed, es·chew·ing, es·chews
1. To avoid using, accepting, participating in, or partaking of: "Italian tends to eschew the sort of polite euphemisms in which English glories" (David Leavitt). See Synonyms at evade.
2. To refrain from (doing something).

[Middle English escheuen, from Old French eschivir, of Germanic origin; akin to shy.]

es·chew′al (-əl) n.

eschew

(ɪsˈtʃuː)
vb
(tr) to keep clear of or abstain from (something disliked, injurious, etc); shun; avoid
[C14: from Old French eschiver, of Germanic origin; compare Old High German skiuhan to frighten away; see shy1, skew]
esˈchewal n
esˈchewer n

es•chew

(ɛsˈtʃu)

v.t.
to abstain or keep away from; shun; avoid.
[1300–50; Middle English < Old French eschiver,eschever < Germanic; compare Old High German sciuhen; akin to shy1]
es•chew′al, n.
es•chew′er, n.

eschew


Past participle: eschewed
Gerund: eschewing

Imperative
eschew
eschew
Present
I eschew
you eschew
he/she/it eschews
we eschew
you eschew
they eschew
Preterite
I eschewed
you eschewed
he/she/it eschewed
we eschewed
you eschewed
they eschewed
Present Continuous
I am eschewing
you are eschewing
he/she/it is eschewing
we are eschewing
you are eschewing
they are eschewing
Present Perfect
I have eschewed
you have eschewed
he/she/it has eschewed
we have eschewed
you have eschewed
they have eschewed
Past Continuous
I was eschewing
you were eschewing
he/she/it was eschewing
we were eschewing
you were eschewing
they were eschewing
Past Perfect
I had eschewed
you had eschewed
he/she/it had eschewed
we had eschewed
you had eschewed
they had eschewed
Future
I will eschew
you will eschew
he/she/it will eschew
we will eschew
you will eschew
they will eschew
Future Perfect
I will have eschewed
you will have eschewed
he/she/it will have eschewed
we will have eschewed
you will have eschewed
they will have eschewed
Future Continuous
I will be eschewing
you will be eschewing
he/she/it will be eschewing
we will be eschewing
you will be eschewing
they will be eschewing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been eschewing
you have been eschewing
he/she/it has been eschewing
we have been eschewing
you have been eschewing
they have been eschewing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been eschewing
you will have been eschewing
he/she/it will have been eschewing
we will have been eschewing
you will have been eschewing
they will have been eschewing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been eschewing
you had been eschewing
he/she/it had been eschewing
we had been eschewing
you had been eschewing
they had been eschewing
Conditional
I would eschew
you would eschew
he/she/it would eschew
we would eschew
you would eschew
they would eschew
Past Conditional
I would have eschewed
you would have eschewed
he/she/it would have eschewed
we would have eschewed
you would have eschewed
they would have eschewed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.eschew - avoid and stay away from deliberatelyeschew - avoid and stay away from deliberately; stay clear of
avoid - stay clear from; keep away from; keep out of the way of someone or something; "Her former friends now avoid her"

eschew

verb avoid, give up, abandon, have nothing to do with, shun, elude, renounce, refrain from, forgo, abstain from, fight shy of, forswear, abjure, kick (informal), swear off, give a wide berth to, keep or steer clear of He eschewed publicity and avoided nightclubs.

eschew

verb
To keep away from:
Idioms: fight shy of, give a wide berth to, have no truck with, keep clear of.
Translations
избягвамотбягвам
vyhnout sevyvarovat se
karttaavälttää
להימנע

eschew

[ɪsˈtʃuː] VTevitar, renunciar a

eschew

[ɪsˈtʃuː] vtéviter

eschew

vt (old, liter)scheuen, (ver)meiden; wine etcsich enthalten (+gen); temptationaus dem Wege gehen (+dat)

eschew

[ɪsˈtʃuː] vt (frm) → evitare
References in classic literature ?
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