Avert - definition, pronunciation, transcription
He sped up and averted an accident.
The diplomatic talks narrowly averted a war.
He averted his face.
The tragedy could have been averted if the crew had followed safety procedures.
They averted their eyes when the King entered
...nonstop negotiations in an eleventh-hour attempt to avert a strike...
...an unavailing effort to avert a war...
Sudan requires food immediately to avert a humanitarian catastrophe.
UN troops intervened to avert a threat of violent conflict.
present participle: averting
past tense: averted
past participle: averted
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