avoid; stay away from
I generally eschew parties, but I made an exception when my best friend threw a party to celebrate the successful completion of his PhD program.
abjure, eschew, shirk, shun, spurn
es+CHEW: CHEWING a chewing gum is a bad habit while working in an office, so you must avoid this HABIT. EScape from CHEWing tobacco. People tend to avoid you when you have severe cold and you say. "AAAh chuu!!"