Synonyms of 'give something a wide berth'
▷ See berth
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If a person or vehicle avoids someone or something, they change the direction they are moving in, so that they do not hit them.
He had ample time to swerve and avoid the woman.
If you shun someone or something, you deliberately avoid them or keep away from them.
From that time forward everybody shunned him.
Thesaurus for give something a wide berth from the Collins English Thesaurus