esquiver

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle French esquiver ‎(to escape), from Spanish esquivar ‎(to avoid, reject, elude), from Spanish esquivo ‎(contemptuous, loathsome), itself from Old French eschiver of East Germanic origin, from Gothic 𐍃𐌺𐌹𐌿𐌷𐍃 ‎(skiuhs, afraid, barefaced), from Proto-Germanic *skiuhaz ‎(afraid, frightened). Cognate with French échiffe and Italian schivo from the same Germanic source. More at shy, eschew.

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esquiver

  1. (transitive) to dodge (a blow), duck
  2. (transitive) to sidestep, to strafe
  3. (reflexive) to slip away

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