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  • verb Third-person singular simple present indicative form of avert.

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Examples

  • I don't know anyone with a trussing needle nor do I know anyone who "averts" his or her face when engaging in flambée - in fact, it would be a dangerous decision not to keep an eye on the development of the flames.

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  • I don't know anyone with a trussing needle nor do I know anyone who "averts" his or her face when engaging in flambée - in fact, it would be a dangerous decision not to keep an eye on the development of the flames.

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  • Mr. Cuomo's budget agreement averts major tax increases, fulfilling a campaign pledge.

    State Budget Talks Take Two Tracks

  • Moving in unexpected directions at every turn, Jonathan Silvers's film averts the burden of predictability—no small accomplishment for work on so familiar a theme.

    A Nazi Story That Still Surprises

  • Ahhh, yes. * shuffles feet and averts eyes* AoT you say.

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  • Greece's private creditors have yet to agree to a voluntary deal that averts a potentially messy default.

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  • J-Lo respectfully averts her eyes from the trainwrecks.

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  • A narrow decision averts a legal assault on private schools.

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  • Thrust into this menagerie (including friend Baz Brown, the family man, played by Joel Edgerton), is 17-year-old J (James Frecheville) -- whose first family interaction, depicted in the opening scene, is with his comatose mother, sister to the boys, whom rescue workers are not able to resuscitate as J averts his eyes to watch a TV quiz show.

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  • The expected 11th-hour deal not only averts default, it slows the economy by cutting government spending, boosting Treasurys.

    For Treasury Bulls, It's All Good

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