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avertverb [T]

us   /əˈvɜrt/
  • avert verb [T] (PREVENT)

to prevent something bad from happening; avoid: The last-minute agreement averted renewed fighting.
  • avert verb [T] (TURN AWAY)

to turn away your eyes or thoughts: The shy man was standing before me, his eyes averted.
(Definition of avert from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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avertverb [T]

uk   /əˈvɜːt/ us  
to prevent something bad from happening: avert a crisis/disaster He argued that the way to avert an economic crisis is for individuals to follow their usual spending habits.avert industrial action/a strike By law, the president may appoint a board to avert a strike that could result in widespread interruption of U.S. rail service.
(Definition of avert from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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