esquiver

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle French esquiver (to escape), from Spanish esquivar (to avoid, reject, elude), from 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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Verb[edit]

esquiver

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

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