Translation of avoid in Spanish:

avoid

evitar, v.

Pronunciation /əˈvɔɪd//əˈvɔɪd/

transitive verb

  • 1

    (keep away from)
    (place/obstacle) evitar
    (question/topic) evitar
    (topic/question) eludir
    (blow) esquivar
    (blow) eludir
    why are you avoiding me? ¿por qué intentas eludirme?
    • she avoided his eyes evitó mirarlo a los ojos
    • I'd managed to avoid being noticed until then había logrado pasar inadvertido hasta entonces
    • Why, you try cutting them out, stop eating them, avoiding temptation.
    • The league also implemented a deterrent to avoid excessive use of instant replay.
    • I don't have all the answers, but I think we have to stop avoiding the questions.
    • ‘Stop avoiding the subject,’ I snap suddenly, trying my best to keep my anger under control as I cry.
    • What is the best method for those who wish to avoid excessive sun exposure and dairy sources of vitamin D?
    • By avoiding excessive reverence, Lucas makes the first appearance of the black mask and costume a moment of profound sadness.
    • Fruit flavor is related to the amount of foliage on the plants, so avoid excessive pruning for best results.
    • Also, avoid excessive consumption of protein and foods high in yellow dyes.
    • Ironically, women who seek these treatments to improve the appearance of their skin could have avoided their fate by avoiding excessive sun exposure in the first place.
    • It was time Arin stopped avoiding the conversation.
    • Better still, aim for less packaging by avoiding those products with excessive or unnecessary packaging.
    • In the meantime, patients should be advised to avoid excessive exposure to sunlight.
    • Low-level radiation is also the reason for avoiding excessive exposures of x-rays to personnel working in the fields of medicine, dentistry and defence and engineering.
    • We introduced ourselves as refugees from Pakistan, to avoid excessive attention.
    • Travel directly to the meeting venue and avoid any contact with susceptible animals and agricultural land.
    • Counseling patients at increased risk to avoid excess sun exposure is recommended.
    • Wipe up spills promptly to avoid excessive smoke during the cleaning cycle.
    • For example, patients with diabetes may need help in avoiding excessive sugar intake as an inappropriate way of improving food taste.
    • People with chronic bronchitis should stop smoking and avoid second-hand smoke.
    • Sudden physical exercise can trigger a migraine, although regular exercise rather than avoiding it may help stop attacks.
  • 2

    (refrain from)
    evitar
    to avoid -ing evitar + inf
    • avoid drawing attention to yourself procura no llamar la atención
    • you can't avoid seeing her occasionally no puedes evitar verla de vez en cuando
    • Those interested are advised to book early, to avoid disappointment.
    • According to World Bank, 30 per cent of deaths due to accidents can be avoided if better emergency medical facilities are provided.
    • Contact with Mickie was never prolonged, when useful conversation was exhausted, he politely terminated the meeting avoiding boredom on either side.
    • I wonder how many road accidents will be avoided if this happens, especially those one vehicle accidents that seem to occur with regularity in the early hours of the morning.
    • She said: ‘Once again, it is another accident which could be avoided.’
    • You stop smoking to avoid dying of cancer or lung disease, but you get fat and run the risk of stroke and heart disease.
    • Increased awareness and prevention are key to avoiding Lyme disease.
    • Freeman argued that at the time he was being chased by paparazzi and was forced to drive with excessive speed to avoid death or injury.
    • By following some simple rules on DIY safety, many of the most common accidents can be simply avoided.
    • He said even the mine accidents that had been happening could have been avoided had monitoring committees been in place.
    • Jackson failed to stop and went through the lights at red, forcing the driver of a taxi to make an emergency stop to avoid a collision.
    • War must be avoided to prevent a wider rift between the Muslim world and the United States.
    • IceWind skidded to an abrupt stop to avoid a collision with StormCall's hindquarters.
    • Limited tickets available so book early to avoid disappointment.
    • The reason to do it now is preventive to try and avoid a toothless old age for her.
    • They believe, however, that people should be allowed to determine when they die so as to avoid excessive pain or distress for their relatives.
    • The Met Office estimates £1 billion damage is caused to homes by bad weather alone, and much could be avoided by taking preventative measures.
    • The accident could have been avoided only by detecting the track fault and preventing the freight train derailment.
    • A man driving on the Rotary roundabout in summer last year avoided injury after he stopped his vehicle to stamp out what he thought was a small fire.
    • It is timely reminder that many farm-related accidents can be avoided if potential hazards are clearly identified and precautions taken.
  • 3

    (save oneself from)
    (accident/trouble/embarrassment) evitar
    I don't pay if I can avoid it si puedo evitarlo, no pago
    • to avoid -ing evitar + inf
    • she only just avoided being sent to prison se salvó de ir a la cárcel por muy poco