averting

Primary Meanings of averting

1.
n
the act of turning yourself (or your gaze) away
2.
n
the act of preventing something from occurring
Full Definitions of averting
1

n the act of turning yourself (or your gaze) away

averting her gaze meant that she was angry”
Synonyms:
aversion
Type of:
avoidance, dodging, shunning, turning away
deliberately avoiding; keeping away from or preventing from happening
2

n the act of preventing something from occurring

averting danger was his responsibility”
Type of:
bar, prevention
the act of preventing

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