Questions about example sentences with, and the definition and usage of "Avoid"

The meaning of "Avoid" in various phrases and sentences

Q: What does avoid touching mean?
A: Avoid touching means try not to touch. Usually avoid touching is a warning if you use chemicals. It could also be in an art museum or store where items break easily.
Q: What does avoid mean?
A: "To purposefully not interact"
"I avoided traffic this morning by taking the back road."
"I avoided a meeting with my ex-girlfriend at the mall by ducking behind a counter."
Q: What does avoid mean?
A: To steer clear of something; stay away from someone of something.
Q: What does avoid mean?
A: to stay away from or keep out of the way of
Q: What does avoid mean?
A: To stay away from something or someone. "I avoid taking out the trash in the dark."

Example sentences using "Avoid"

Q: Please show me example sentences with avoid.
A: @eliaw : I could have avoided to catch a cold if I had been dressed properly.
Always avoid those dangerous neighbourhoods.
She always keeps away from that street to avoid running into her former boyfriend.
She always avoids walking down that street to not bump into her former boyfriend.
He has been carefully avoiding his neighbours after their last quarrel.
The boy avoided answering back his parents' harsh scoldings.
Q: Please show me example sentences with avoid.
A: I avoid peanut butter, because I’m allergic to nuts.
Why are you avoiding me?
Wow! I barely avoided hitting that car.
He was mean to me, so I’ll avoid him today.
Q: Please show me example sentences with avoid.
A: The food is hot, avoid dropping it.
Q: Please show me example sentences with avoid.
A: I avoid going to the mall on weekends.

Use another road to avoid the accident.

You can't avoid me forever.

Don't try to avoid the question!
Q: Please show me example sentences with avoid.
A: Are you avoiding me?
I take an alternate route home to avoid traffic.
I'd rather go to a later movie to avoid the lines.
I try to avoid that part of town because I don't feel safe.
I avoid sun damage by wearing sunscreen.

Synonyms of "Avoid" and their differences

Q: What is the difference between avoid and prevent ?
A:

Avoid means: to stay away from something (for example, if you don’t like someone, you will avoid them so that you won’t see them)

Prevent means: to keep something from happening (for example, if you don’t want something to happen, you prevent it so that it doesn’t happen)
Q: What is the difference between avoid and prevent ?
A: Avoid 避ける
Means to stay away from
Please avoid taking that road at night.

Prevent 阻む
Means to keep something from happening
In order to prevent a robbery, we bought surveillance cameras.
Q: What is the difference between avoid and escape ?
A: Avoid you did not make contact. Escape can mean you made contact but got away.
Q: What is the difference between avoid and prevent ?
A: "Instead of avoiding the consequences you should have prevented the problem from happening"
Q: What is the difference between avoid and avert ?
A: Avoid means you took steps to prevent something. Avert means you stopped something while it was going on and prevented it.

Translations of "Avoid"

Q: How do you say this in English (UK)? avoid
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Q: How do you say this in English (UK)? pronunciación de each, avoided
A: For pronunciation of words use the audio available here https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/each
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? avoiding
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Q: How do you say this in English (US)? avoid
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? avoid

Other questions about "Avoid"

Q: evade / avoid
how are they different? or interchangeable?
A: They are generally interchangeable, but evade is typically only used when talking about physical action.
Q: Please show me how to pronounce avoid.
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Q: Please show me how to pronounce avoid.
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Q: You can't avoid... Does this sound natural?
A: "Everywhere" sounds good, it's just a little slurred! Hopefully this example will help. :)
Q: We should avoid filming other visitor’s face too close because they might get offended.
Does this sound natural?
A: But change face to faces

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