One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘she suffers badly from seasickness and keeps to her berth’
bunk, bed, bunk bed, cot, couch, hammock
sleeping quarters, sleeping accommodation, cabin, compartment, billet
British informal pit
Scottish informal kip
2‘the vessel left its berth’
docking site, anchorage, mooring
1‘the ship berthed at Wallasey docks’
dock, moor, land, tie up, make fast
2‘the boats berthed two or three’
accommodate, sleep, provide beds for, put up, house, shelter, lodge
avoid, shun, keep away from, stay away from, steer clear of, keep at arm's length, fight shy of, have nothing to do with, have no truck with, have no dealings with, have no contact with, give someone a miss, give something a miss
eschew, dodge, sidestep, circumvent, skirt round
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