esquivar

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Esquivo (asocial; elusive; untamable) +‎ -ar.

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esquivar (first-person singular present indicative esquivo, past participle esquivado)

  1. to eschew, to shun
  2. to avoid (to keep away from)
  3. to swerve (turn aside or deviate to avoid impact)

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French eschiver (to dread, shun, avoid), from Frankish *sciuhan (to dread, shun, avoid), from Proto-Germanic *skiuhwaną, *skiwaną (to frighten). Cognate with Old High German sciuhen (to frighten, make fearful), Dutch schuwen (to caution). More at shy.

Verb[edit]

esquivar (first-person singular present esquivo, first-person singular preterite esquivé, past participle esquivado)

  1. to dodge

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