es.chew \is(h)-'ch<u:>\ vt (14c)
 [ME eschewen, fr. MF eschiuver, of Gmc origin; akin to OHG sciuhen to 
frighten off -- more at SHY]
    :to avoid habitually esp. on moral or practical grounds: SHUN 
syn see ESCAPE -- es.chew.al \-<e>l\ n