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To avoid doing something, or to avoid something - synonyms or related words

avoid

verb

to choose not to do something in order to achieve a better result

get out of

to avoid doing something that you should do or that you said you would do

duck out of

to avoid doing something that you were intending to do or had promised to do

abstain

verb

to deliberately avoid doing something that is enjoyable but that may not be healthy, safe, or morally right

shirk

verb

to avoid doing something difficult, or to avoid accepting responsibility for something

evade

verb

to avoid accepting or dealing with something that you should do

skip

verb

to avoid doing or having something

wriggle out of (doing) something

to avoid doing something by making excuses

flinch from (doing) something

to avoid dealing with a difficult responsibility or decision

stay out of

to avoid becoming involved in something

conlang

… a language for human communication which has been invented and has not developed naturally

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spogs

spectacles; boiled sweets, candy; soft aniseed-flavoured jelly sweets coated with blue and pink sugar sprinkles

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