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Meaning of ESCHEW

Pronunciation:  es'choo

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[v]  avoid and stay away from deliberately; stay clear of
 

ESCHEW is a 6 letter word that starts with E.

 

 Synonyms: shun
 
 See Also: avoid

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Es*chew"\ (es*ch[udd]"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Eshewed}
(-ch[udd]"d); p. pr. & vb. n. {Eshewing}.] [OF. eschever,
eschiver, eskiver, F. esquiver, fr. OHG. sciuhen, G. scheuen;
akin to E. sky. See {Shy}, a.]
1. To shun; to avoid, as something wrong, or from a feeling
   of distaste; to keep one's self clear of.

         They must not only eschew evil, but do good. --Bp.
                                               Beveridge.

2. To escape from; to avoid. [Obs.]

         He who obeys, destruction shall eschew. --Sandys.

 
Easton Bible Dictionary
 
 Definition: 

from old French eschever, "to flee from" (Job 1:1, 8; 2:3; 1 Pet. 3:11).

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: abstain, abstain from, avoid, bilk, do without, double, duck, elude, evade, forbear, forgo, hold aloof from, hold back, keep from, let alone, let go by, never touch, not touch, pass up, refrain, refrain from, sacrifice, shun, shy, spare, stand aloof from, steer clear of, withhold
 

 

 

 

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