Es*chew" (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Eshewed (?); 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.

 

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