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Meaning of ESCHEW

Pronunciation:  es'choo

WordNet Dictionary
[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
\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.

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

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

Easton Bible Dictionary

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

Thesaurus Terms
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