Definitions of averting
  1. noun
    the act of turning yourself (or your gaze) away
    averting her gaze meant that she was angry”
    synonyms: aversion
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    type of:
    avoidance, dodging, shunning, turning away
    deliberately avoiding; keeping away from or preventing from happening
  2. noun
    the act of preventing something from occurring
    averting danger was his responsibility”
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    type of:
    bar, prevention
    the act of preventing
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