>Refuse to use or participate in
>Stand aloof from
>Deliberately avoid using
>To avoid habitually especially on moral or practical grounds
Eschew derives from the Anglo-French verb eschiver and is akin to the Old High German verb sciuhen (means to frighten off)
Hoping to present himself to his girlfriend as a totally reformed character, he tried to eschew all the vices, especially chewing tobacco and drinking alcohol.
True vegetarians eschew food items that come from living animals.