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avoids

verb
present tense third-person singular of avoid

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1 to get or keep away from (as a responsibility) through cleverness or trickery
  • trying to avoid writing thank-you notes for the gifts he didn't like

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“Avoids.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/avoids. Accessed 20 Jan. 2021.

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