Synonyms and Antonyms of stays clear of
to get or keep away from (as a responsibility) through cleverness or trickery
- He adroitly changed the subject to stay clear of having to admit what he'd done.
avoids, dodges, ducks, eludes, escapes, eschews, evades, finesses, gets around, scapes, shakes, shirks, shuffles (out of), shuns, weasels (out of)
averts, deflects, diverts, obviates, parries, prevents, wards (off)
bans, bars, debars, eliminates, excepts, excludes, precludes, rules out
bypasses, circumvents, skirts
foils, foxes, frustrates, outfoxes, outsmarts, outwits, overreaches, thwarts