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Overview of noun averting

The noun averting has 2 senses? (no senses from tagged texts)
1. averting

(the act of preventing something from occurring; "averting danger was his responsibility")

2. aversion, averting

(the act of turning yourself (or your gaze) away; "averting her gaze meant that she was angry")

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") © 2001-2013, Demand Media, all rights reserved. The database is based on Word Net a lexical database for the English language. see disclaimer
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