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abscond to leave suddenly and secretly, esp. to avoid observation or capture.
beat about the bush to intentionally avoid the central matter or point.
beat around the bush to intentionally avoid the central matter or point.
blind trust certain personal assets, such as stocks, placed under the confidential management of an independent trustee, as in an effort to avoid conflict of interest during one's term of public office. [1/2 definitions]
bulimarexia an eating disorder, esp. found in young women, that is marked by the eating of large amounts of food followed by purging, usu. by self-induced vomiting or by taking laxatives, to avoid weight gain. (Cf. anorexia.)
buoyant able to avoid downfall or failure. [1/3 definitions]
bury one's head in the sand to refuse to confront reality or the facts; avoid the truth.
bypass in medicine, the operation by which an alternative route of flow is created in order to avoid a blocked or diseased organ or part of such an organ. [2/5 definitions]
circumvent to manage to avoid or evade, esp. by clever maneuvering. [1/2 definitions]
conserve to use something wisely and sparingly so as to avoid waste. [1/4 definitions]
cop a plea (informal) to plead guilty to a lesser charge in order to avoid trial on the original charge.
cop out (informal) to avoid facing a responsibility or fulfilling a promise.
crash dive a sudden and rapid emergency dive made by a submarine, esp. to avoid attack.
detour a departure from the direct course, esp. a temporary route established to avoid road blockage or repair. [1/4 definitions]
do1 used to avoid repeating a main verb. [1/12 definitions]
dodge to avoid something by moving quickly aside or changing direction. [3/6 definitions]
doggone (informal) Damn! or Darn! (used to avoid profanity). [1/4 definitions]
draft dodger a person who attempts to avoid compulsory military service.
duck2 to lower one's head or whole body quickly, as to hide or to avoid a blow or contact with a moving object. [4/7 definitions]
economize to practice thrift; avoid wasteful expenditure; be economical. [1/2 definitions]
elude to avoid or evade by speed, skill, or trickery. [1/2 definitions]