avoiding

EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /əˈvɔɪdɪŋ/
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VerbEdit

avoiding

  1. present participle and gerund of avoid
    Have you been avoiding me? (as progressive form of avoid)
    I noted his carefully avoiding eye contact. (as present participle)
    I noted his careful avoiding of eye contact. (as gerund)

NounEdit

avoiding (plural avoidings)

  1. Avoidance.
    • 1865, Anthony Trollope, Can You Forgive Her?, page 9:
      Two classes of people she had chosen to avoid, having been driven to such avoidings by her aunt's preferences; marquises and such-like, whether wicked or otherwise, she had eschewed, and had eschewed likewise all Low Church tendencies.

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