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English definition of “avert”

avert

verb [T] (PREVENT)    /əˈvɜːt/ US  /-ˈvɝːt/
to prevent something bad from happening : to avert a crisis / conflict / strike / famine to avert disaster / economic collapse → Synonym avoidPreventing and impedingLimiting and restricting
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