/əˈvɔɪd/ Two syllables and stress on “v”
Try to be / stay away from someone or something.
I spend my weekend in the countryside to avoid the noise of the city.
Prevent something from happening.
– we are working hard and smartly to avoid failure.
– He gave smoking up to avoid further implications.
– I manage my stress well to avoid getting nervous quickly.
– avoid + verb + “ing”
– avoid + noun