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Overview of verb avert

The verb avert has 2 senses? (first 2 from tagged texts)
1. (5) debar, forefend, forfend, obviate, deflect, avert, head off, stave off, fend off, avoid, ward off

(prevent the occurrence of; prevent from happening; "Let's avoid a confrontation"; "head off a confrontation"; "avert a strike")

2. (1) avert, turn away

(turn away or aside; "They averted their eyes when the King entered")

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