avoid (v.) Old form(s): auoid , auoyd, auoide , auoyde
repudiate, deny, reject
AYL V.iv.94[Touchstone to all, of the degrees of the lie] All these you may avoid but the Lie Direct; and you may avoid that too
MM III.i.198[disguised Duke to Isabella, of Angelo] he will avoid your accusation
TC II.ii.66[Troilus to Hector] how may I avoid, / Although my will distaste what it elected, / The wife I chose?
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