Synonyms and Antonyms of steering clear of
to get or keep away from (as a responsibility) through cleverness or trickery
- After several disastrous family gatherings, she steered clear of any talk about hosting holiday celebrations.
avoiding, dodging, ducking, eluding, eschewing, evading, finessing, getting around, scaping, shaking, shirking, shuffling (out of), shunning, weaseling (out of)
averting, deflecting, diverting, obviating, parrying, preventing, warding (off)
banning, barring, debarring, eliminating, excepting, excluding, precluding, ruling out
bypassing, circumventing, skirting
foiling, foxing, frustrating, outfoxing, outsmarting, outwitting, overreaching, thwarting