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English definition of “avert”


verb [T] (TURN)    /əˈvɜːt/ US  /-ˈvɝːt/
to turn away your eyes or thoughts : I averted my gaze / eyes while he dressed . We tried to avert our thoughts from our massive financial problems .Using the eyesEyesight, glasses and lensesThe eye and surrounding areaPerceptive
(Definition of avert verb (TURN) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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