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avert

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishaverta‧vert /əˈvɜːt $ -ɜːrt/ ●○○ verb [transitive]  1 PREVENTto prevent something unpleasant from happening The tragedy could have been averted if the crew had followed safety procedures.2 avert your eyes/gaze etc→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
avertThe information had reached Adamowski and, if it were true, there was no way a scandal could be averted.The answer may be one or both of these and only a careful rescue package can avert a total disaster.It may already be too late to avert another disaster.Fears of large-scale coastal flooding were averted as the fierce winds shifted at the last minute.And in response, I promise you that we shall do our best to avert it, or at least contain it.I avert my eyes and wish I were them.I averted my gaze, taking in a deep breath then just to prove I could.Talks will be held today in a final attempt to avert strike action.Using an "automatic train stop" could have averted the disaster.A pair of University students passing by hastily averted their faces to hide their giggles.Another world crisis averted through the high art of diplomacy.
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Verb table
avert
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyavert
he, she, itaverts
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyaverted
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave averted
he, she, ithas averted
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad averted
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill avert
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have averted
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam averting
he, she, itis averting
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you, we, theyare averting
Past
I, he, she, itwas averting
you, we, theywere averting
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been averting
he, she, ithas been averting
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been averting
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be averting
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been averting
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