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Meaning of avert

a•vert

Pronunciation: (u-vûrt'), [key]
— v.t.
  1. to turn away or aside: to avert one's eyes.
  2. to ward off; prevent: to avert evil; to avert an accident.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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