1. [syn: shun, eschew]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Eschew \Es*chew"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Eshewed; p. pr. & vb.
n. Eshewing.] [OF. eschever, eschiver, eskiver, F.
esquiver, fr. OHG. sciuhen, G. scheuen; akin to E. sky. See
1. To shun; to avoid, as something wrong, or from a feeling
of distaste; to keep one's self clear of.
They must not only eschew evil, but do good. --Bp.
2. To escape from; to avoid. [Obs.]
He who obeys, destruction shall eschew. --Sandys.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
v 1: avoid and stay away from deliberately; stay clear of [syn:
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
28 Moby Thesaurus words for "eschew":
abstain, abstain from, avoid, bilk, do without, double, duck,
elude, evade, forbear, forgo, hold aloof from, hold back,
keep from, let alone, let go by, never touch, not touch, pass up,
refrain, refrain from, sacrifice, shun, shy, spare,
stand aloof from, steer clear of, withhold
Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary:
from old French eschever, "to flee from" (Job 1:1, 8; 2:3; 1