Eschew from old French eschever, "to flee from" (Job 1:1, 8; 2:3; 1 Pet. 3:11). easton
Eschew \Es*chew"\ (es*ch[udd]"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Eshewed} (-ch[udd]"d); p. pr. & vb. n. {Eshewing}.] [OF. eschever, eschiver, eskiver, F. esquiver, fr. OHG. sciuhen, G. scheuen; akin to E. sky. See {Shy}, a.] 1. To shun; to avoid, as something wrong, or from a feeling of distaste; to keep one's self clear of. They must not only eschew evil, but do good. --Bp. Beveridge. 2. To escape from; to avoid. [Obs.] He who obeys, destruction shall eschew. --Sandys. web1913
eschew v : avoid and stay away from deliberately; stay clear of [syn: {shun}] wn