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Try to avoid confrontation.
I want to avoid being drawn into the argument.
We went early to avoid the crowds.
Avoid that area after dark.
We crossed the road to avoid him.
I want to avoid speaking to him until I’ve got more details.
When taking this medication it is advisable to avoid alcohol.
Where possible, we have avoided using technical terms.
He dislikes work and will avoid it whenever he can.
She’s just avoiding having to go back to work.