avoidavoid ( vt )
1 :to make void or undo:annul [the trustee may ⁓ any transfer of interest of the debtor in property
2 :to respond to (an allegation or averment) by declaring that facts alleged do not result in liability [averments in a pleading to which no responsive pleading is required or permitted shall be taken as denied or ⁓
3 :to prevent the occurrence of or responsibility for esp. through lawful means [⁓ a tax] compare evade
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