Avoidance

Avoidance
(Roget's Thesaurus)
-->Absence of pursuit.
<- N
PARAG:Avoidance->N
GRP: \\ N \\ 1
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ abstention
abstention
abstinence
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ for bearance
for bearance
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ refraining
refraining
&c.->V.
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ inaction
inaction
&c. 681
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ neutrality
neutrality
GRP: \\ N \\ 2
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ avoidance
avoidance
evasion
elusion
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ seclusion
seclusion
&c. 893
GRP: \\ N \\ 3
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ avolation|
avolation|
flight
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ escape
escape
&c. 671
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ retreat
retreat
&c. 287
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ recoil
recoil
&c. 277
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ departure
departure
&c. 293
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ rejection
rejection
&c. 610
GRP: \\ N \\ 4
Sgm: \\ N \\ 4 \\ shirker
shirker
&c.->V.
Sgm: \\ N \\ 4 \\ truant
truant
Sgm: \\ N \\ 4 \\ fugitive
fugitive
refugee
Sgm: \\ N \\ 4 \\ runaway
runaway
runagate
Sgm: \\ N \\ 4 \\ maroon
maroon
PARAG:Avoidance->V
GRP: \\ V \\ 1
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ abstain
abstain
refrain
spare
not attempt
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ not do
not do
&c. 681
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ maintain the even tenor of one's way
maintain the even tenor of one's way
GRP: \\ V \\ 2
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ eschew
eschew
keep from
let alone
have nothing to do with
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ keep aloof keep off
keep aloof keep off
stand aloof
stand off
hold aloof
hold off
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ take no part in
take no part in
have no hand in
GRP: \\ V \\ 3
Sgm: \\ V \\ 3 \\ avoid
avoid
shun
Sgm: \\ V \\ 3 \\ steer clear of
steer clear of
keep clear of
Sgm: \\ V \\ 3 \\ fight shy of
fight shy of
Sgm: \\ V \\ 3 \\ keep one's distance
keep one's distance
keep at a respectful distance
Sgm: \\ V \\ 3 \\ keep out of the way
keep out of the way
get out of the way
Sgm: \\ V \\ 3 \\ evade
evade
elude
turn away from
Sgm: \\ V \\ 3 \\ set one's face against
set one's face against
&c.(oppose) 708
Sgm: \\ V \\ 3 \\ deny oneself
deny oneself
GRP: \\ V \\ 4
Sgm: \\ V \\ 4 \\ shrink back
shrink back
Sgm: \\ V \\ 4 \\ hang back
hang back
hold back
draw back
Sgm: \\ V \\ 4 \\ recoil
recoil
&c. 277
Sgm: \\ V \\ 4 \\ retire
retire
&c.(recede) 287
Sgm: \\ V \\ 4 \\ flinch
flinch
blink
blench
shy
shirk
dodge
parry
make way for
give place to
GRP: \\ V \\ 5
Sgm: \\ V \\ 5 \\ beat a retreat
beat a retreat
Sgm: \\ V \\ 5 \\ turn tail
turn tail
turn one's back
Sgm: \\ V \\ 5 \\ take to one's heels
take to one's heels
Sgm: \\ V \\ 5 \\ runaway
runaway
run for one's life
Sgm: \\ V \\ 5 \\ cut and run
cut and run
Sgm: \\ V \\ 5 \\ be off like a shot
be off like a shot
Sgm: \\ V \\ 5 \\ fly
fly
flee
Sgm: \\ V \\ 5 \\ fly away
fly away
flee away
run away from
Sgm: \\ V \\ 5 \\ take flight
take flight
take to flight
Sgm: \\ V \\ 5 \\ desert
desert
elope
Sgm: \\ V \\ 5 \\ make off
make off
scamper off
sneak off
shuffle off
sheer off
Sgm: \\ V \\ 5 \\ break away
break away
tear oneself away
slip away
slink away
steel away
make away from
scamper away from
sneak away from
shuffle away from
sheer away from
Sgm: \\ V \\ 5 \\ slip cable
slip cable
part company
turn one's heel
Sgm: \\ V \\ 5 \\ sneak out of
sneak out of
play truant
give one the go by
give leg bail
take French leave
slope
decamp
flit
bolt
abscond
levant
skedaddle
absquatulate
=>(U.S.)
cut one's stick
walk one's chalks
show a light pair of heels
make oneself scarce
Sgm: \\ V \\ 5 \\ escape
escape
&c. 671
Sgm: \\ V \\ 5 \\ go away
go away
&c.(depart) 293
Sgm: \\ V \\ 5 \\ abandon
abandon
&c. 624
Sgm: \\ V \\ 5 \\ reject
reject
&c. 610
GRP: \\ V \\ 6
Sgm: \\ V \\ 6 \\ lead one a dance
lead one a dance
lead one a pretty dance
Sgm: \\ V \\ 6 \\ throw off the scent
throw off the scent
play at hide and seek
PARAG:Avoidance->Adj
GRP: \\ Adj \\ 1
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ unsought
unsought
unattempted
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ avoiding
avoiding
&c.->V.
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ neutral
neutral
shy of
&c.(unwilling) 603
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ elusive
elusive
evasive
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ fugitive
fugitive
runaway
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ shy
shy
wild
PARAG:Avoidance->Adj
GRP: \\ Adj \\ 1
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ lest
lest
in order to avoid
PARAG:Avoidance->Int
GRP: \\ Int \\ 1
Sgm: \\ Int \\ 1 \\ forbear
forbear
=>!
keep off
hands off
=>!
sauve qui peut
=>!
devil take the hindmost
=>!

English dictionary for students. 2013.

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