Ichidan verb, Transitive verb
1. to avoid (physical contact with)Only applies to よける
  • その
  • スピード
  • 出した
  • くるま
  • どうろ道路
  • とびだ飛び出した
  • こども子供
  • かんいっぱつ間一髪
  • 避ける
  • ことができた
The speeding car missed the child, who ran out into the road, by only a hairsbreadth.
Ichidan verb, Transitive verb
2. to avoid (situation); to evade (question, subject); to shirk (one's responsibilities)Only applies to さける
  • あなた
  • いやな
  • けいけん経験
  • 避ける
  • かもしれない
You might avoid an unpleasant experience.
Ichidan verb
3. to ward off; to avert
Ichidan verb, Transitive verb
4. to put aside; to move out of the wayOnly applies to よける
Other forms
避ける 【よける】除ける 【よける】
除ける: Rarely-used kanji form.


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