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avoid

1 verb try to prevent sth from happening TRANSITIVEseachain verb  c m ufan glan arfan amach óhe wants to avoid any trouble tá sé ag iarraidh aon trioblóid a sheachaint, tá sé ag iarraidh fanacht glan ar aon trioblóid, tá sé ag iarraidh fanacht amach ó gach trioblóidto avoid confrontation achrann a sheachaintto avoid any risk of misunderstanding aon bhaol míthuisceana a sheachainthe managed to avoid offending anyone d'éirigh leis gan aon duine a mhaslú 2 verb choose not to do or have sth TRANSITIVEfan glan arshe avoids sweet things fanann sí glan ar rudaí milse, ní bhaineann sí do rudaí milseyou have to avoid being biased caithfidh tú a chinntiú nach mbíonn tú claonta
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3 verb keep away from; not talk about TRANSITIVEseachain verb  c m ufan glan arhe avoided her friends sheachain sé a cuid cairde, d'fhan sé amach óna cuid cairdehe avoided the traffic sheachain sé an tráchtI couldn't avoid her ní thiocfadh liom í a sheachaint, ní thiocfadh liom gan bualadh léishe avoided hitting the lorry d'éirigh léi gan an leoraí a bhualadh, sheachain sí an leoraíshe avoids the tough questions fanann sí glan ar na cruacheisteanna, is fearr léi na cruacheisteanna a sheachaint, is fearr léi gan dul in aice leis na cruacheisteannathey deliberately avoided that subject d'fhan siad glan ar an ábhar sin d'aon turas, sheachain siad an t-ábhar sin d'aon ghnóthey avoided discussing religion d'éirigh leo gan cúrsaí creidimh a phlé 4 verb take action legally not to pay taxes TRANSITIVEseachain verb  c m uit's a way to avoid tax is bealach é chun cáin a sheachainthe lives abroad to avoid paying tax tá cónaí air thar lear le nach gá dó cáin a íoc
phrases

to avoid sb's eyes

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avoid sb's eye

, avoid sb's gaze

) they avoided each other's eyes níor amharc siad idir an dá shúil ar a chéile, níor fhéach siad idir an dá shúil ar a chéile

it's hard/difficult to avoid ...

it's hard to avoid that conclusion is deacair gan géilleadh don tuairim sin, is doiligh gan an tátal sin a bhaint as

to avoid sb/sth like the plague

avoid him like the plague! seachain é, ar chraiceann do chluaise!; as ucht Dé ort, fan glan air!; coinnigh glan amach uaidh!

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