Definitions of averting
  1. noun

    the act of turning yourself (or your gaze) away

    averting her gaze meant that she was angry”
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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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