Avoid and Weasel


Avoid verb - To get or keep away from (as a responsibility) through cleverness or trickery.
Usage example: trying to avoid writing thank-you notes for the gifts he didn't like

Weasel and avoid are semantically related. In some cases you can use "Weasel" instead a verb "Avoid".


Weasel verb - To avoid giving a definite answer or position.
Show all Definitions
Synonyms for Weasel

Avoid and weasel are semantically related. Sometimes you can use "Avoid" instead a verb "Weasel".

Both words in one sentence

  • Wicked Weasel Skunks, formerly classified as mustelids but now given their own group Mephitidae, have their own trope; a skunk is definitely something to avoid, but is not necessarily as wicked as a weasel.
    Source: Wicked Weasel
  • Alister Behaim, however, tries his best to avoid the Half Truth mentality of most people and speaks with as much directness as possible, avoiding weasel words where he can, and comments that he's pretty sure that he's following the spirit of things better than many others.
  • Richard has one in Thrill Me called "Afraid", where it finally hits him that he cannot weasel or charm his way out of his present situation—the only way he's going to avoid the death penalty is life in prison.
    Source: B.S.O.D. Song
Cite this Source
Weasel and Avoid. (2016). Retrieved 2023, February 02, from https://thesaurus.plus/related/avoid/weasel
Avoid & Weasel. N.p., 2016. Web. 02 Feb. 2023. <https://thesaurus.plus/related/avoid/weasel>.
Weasel or Avoid. 2016. Accessed February 02, 2023. https://thesaurus.plus/related/avoid/weasel.
Google Ngram Viewer shows how "avoid" and "weasel" have occurred on timeline