Pronunciation: (u-void'), [key]
1. to keep away from; keep clear of; shun: to avoid a person; to avoid taxes; to avoid danger.
2. to prevent from happening: to avoid falling.
3. Law.to make void or of no effect; invalidate.
4. Obs.to empty; eject or expel.
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