Definition for ES-CHEW'

ES-CHEW', v.t. [Norm. eschever; Old Fr. escheoir; G. scheuen; It. schivare; Fr. esquiver; Dan. skyer; to shun. The G. scheu, Dan. sky, It. schifo, is the Eng. shy. In Sw. the corresponding words are skygg and skyggia, which leads to the opinion that the radical letters are Kg or Skg; and if so, these words correspond with the G. scheuchen, to frighten, to drive away, which we retain in the word shoo, used to scare away fowls.]

To flee from; to shun; to avoid. He who obeys, destruction shall eschew. Sandys.

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