I’m going to show my mother the famous sights of Tokyo by car tomorrow, so do you know any good ways to avoid the traffic?
Because the hiragana ends with an う sound, you know this word is a verb. The kanji itself means avoid or dodge and the verb vocab version is to avoid or to dodge!
Each reading has a slightly different meaning. Here's some mnemonics to help you remember them:
You need to avoid people who drink sake (さけ) all the time. Why? Because when they get drunk you'll have to dodge the yo-yos (よ) they spin at you. Sake makes you want to toss the ol' yo-yo around. Avoid them or you'll have to get good at dodging!