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To avert the occurrence of by taking preventative action
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“A vigilant driver managed to stop the locomotive and avert a major disaster.”
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To turn aside or away
“They don't make for pretty reading and some of you may wish to avert your eyes now.”
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To prevent or protect (something) from being destroyed
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Keep at bay
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Go off the rails
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Give assurance
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Take over in place of another
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To move or go quickly and suddenly
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To not be able to experience or take advantage of (an opportunity or chance)
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