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To avoid risks or danger

escape

verb

to avoid being killed or seriously injured in an accident or attack

retreat

verb

to avoid a dangerous, unpleasant, or embarrassing situation, especially by moving away from it

skate over/around

to avoid a difficult subject or situation

miss

verb

to escape something that is unpleasant or uncomfortable

provide against

to make arrangements to prevent or deal with something bad that may happen

take evasive action

to do something to avoid a dangerous situation

have a narrow/lucky escape

to avoid being killed or seriously injured only because you were lucky or made a very big effort

play (it) safe

to avoid taking any risks

evade

verb

to avoid being caught, especially after you have done something illegal

hedge

verb

to protect yourself from risks involving your money

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chicken raffle

any random process, such as a competition in which a name is drawn from a hat

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