transitive verb

To avoid using, accepting, engaging in, or partaking of.

transitive verb

To refuse to accept socially; avoid having social contact with.

transitive verb

To stay away from; not go to.

To detest; abhor; shrink from.

To go or keep away from; keep out of the neighborhood of; avoid.

To try to escape from; attempt to elude, generally with success; hence, to evade; escape.

To refrain from; eschew; neglect; refuse.

To shove; push. Bailey, 1731; Halliwell.

To shrink back; fall back; retreat.

To avoid or evade danger or injury.