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avoid

US [əˈvɔɪd]
UK [ə'vɔɪd]
  • v.避免;避开;防止;回避
  • Web逃避;躲开;躲避
Simple Present:avoids  Present Participle:avoiding  Past Tense:avoided  
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v.
1.
避免;防止to prevent sth bad from happening
The accident could have been avoided.
这个事故本来是可以避免的。
They narrowly avoided defeat.
他们险些被击败了。
The name was changed to avoid confusion with another firm.
改名是为了避免和另一家公司混淆。
They built a wall to avoid soil being washed away.
他们建了一堵墙防止土壤流失。
2.
回避;避开;躲避to keep away from sb/sth; to try not to do sth
He's been avoiding me all week.
整整一个星期他一直在回避我。
She kept avoiding my eyes(= avoided looking at me) .
她总是躲避我的目光。
I left early to avoid the rush hour.
我早早动身以避开交通高峰时刻。
I've been avoiding getting down to work all day.
我一整天都故意拖着不去工作。
You should avoid mentioning his divorce.
你应该避免提及他离婚的事。
3.
~ sth
避免撞到(某物)to prevent yourself from hitting sth
The car swerved to avoid a cat.
汽车猛急转弯以免轧到一只猫。

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