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), 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. to dodge (a blow), duck
  2. to sidestep, to strafe

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