avoid someone or something like the plague

huir como alma que lleva el diablo

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  • avoid someone or something like the plague — avoid (someone or something) like the plague informal : to stay away as much as possible from (someone or something) I avoid my weird neighbor like the plague. • • • Main Entry: ↑plague …   Useful english dictionary

  • avoid something like the plague — avoid someone/something/like the plague phrase to be determined to keep away from someone or something completely If I were you, I’d avoid him like the plague. Thesaurus: to avoid doing something, or to avoid somethingsynonym Main entry …   Useful english dictionary

  • avoid something like the plague — avoid (someone/something) like the plague to keep far away from someone or something. When he was in high school, he avoided girls like the plague. Usage notes: usually said about someone or something you fear or do not like Etymology: based on… …   New idioms dictionary

  • avoid like the plague — (informal) To keep well away from, shun absolutely • • • Main Entry: ↑plague * * * avoid (someone or something) like the plague informal : to stay away as much as possible from (someone or something) I avoid my weird neighbor like the plague. • • …   Useful english dictionary

  • avoid someone like the plague — avoid someone/something/like the plague phrase to be determined to keep away from someone or something completely If I were you, I’d avoid him like the plague. Thesaurus: to avoid doing something, or to avoid somethingsynonym Main entry …   Useful english dictionary

  • avoid someone like the plague — avoid (someone/something) like the plague to keep far away from someone or something. When he was in high school, he avoided girls like the plague. Usage notes: usually said about someone or something you fear or do not like Etymology: based on… …   New idioms dictionary

  • avoid like the plague — avoid (someone/something) like the plague to keep far away from someone or something. When he was in high school, he avoided girls like the plague. Usage notes: usually said about someone or something you fear or do not like Etymology: based on… …   New idioms dictionary

  • plague — [[t]ple͟ɪg[/t]] plagues, plaguing, plagued 1) N COUNT: oft supp N A plague is a very infectious disease that spreads quickly and kills large numbers of people. A cholera plague had been killing many prisoners of war at the time. Syn: epidemic 2)… …   English dictionary

  • avoid — [[t]əvɔ͟ɪd[/t]] ♦♦ avoids, avoiding, avoided 1) VERB If you avoid something unpleasant that might happen, you take action in order to prevent it from happening. [V n] The pilots had to take emergency action to avoid a disaster... [V ing] Women… …   English dictionary

  • avoid — a|void [ ə vɔıd ] verb transitive *** 1. ) to try not to go near someone or something: We went early to avoid the crowds. Avoid that area after dark. avoid doing something: He had to brake hard to avoid hitting the deer. a ) to make certain that… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • avoid */*/*/ — UK [əˈvɔɪd] / US verb [transitive] Word forms avoid : present tense I/you/we/they avoid he/she/it avoids present participle avoiding past tense avoided past participle avoided Get it right: avoid: Avoid is never used with an infinitive. It is… …   English dictionary

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