forðast

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Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the verb forða (to rescue) + -st (a suffix which turns verbs into middle voice verbs). See also the appendix about the Icelandic middle voice verbs.

Verb[edit]

forðast

  1. (with accusative) to avoid something, to fight shy of something, to steer clear of something, to shun something
    Fjárfestar reyna að forðast að fjárfesta í íslenskum fyrirtækjum.
    Investors try to steer clear of investing in Icelandic companies.
    Ég reyni að forðast að horfa í augun á fólki.
    I try to avoid looking people in the eyes.
    Hann forðast mig.
    He's avoiding me.'

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