avoid

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/əˈvɔɪd/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/əˈvɔɪd/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(ə void)


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avoid

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
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  1. avoid the [need, possibility, risk, problem] of
  2. avoid [conflict, an argument, a disagreement]
  3. avoid [eye contact, people, crowds, taxes]
  4. avoid [an accident, pedestrians, the other car]
  5. [swerved, braked, skidded] to avoid
  6. avoid [hitting, colliding, crashing]
  7. avoid being [caught, charged, arrested]
  8. avoid getting [caught, into trouble]
  9. avoid any (unnecessary) [confusion, problems]
  10. avoid the [police, authorities]
  11. avoid these [activities, mistakes, situations]
  12. avoid it [completely, all together]
  13. try to avoid it if (at all) possible
  14. managed to avoid him (all day)
  15. are you avoiding me?
  16. [can, should] avoid
  17. [foods, one] to avoid
  18. avoid at all costs
  19. something you can't avoid
  20. can be avoided through proper [management, use]
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