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avert

avert(
uh
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vuhrt
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to move aside)
a. apartar
Please avert your gaze while I enter my PIN into the ATM.Por favor, aparta los ojos mientras introduzco mi PIN en el cajero automático.
b. desviar
The thieves used a decoy to avert suspicion from their partner.Los ladrones usaron un señuelo para desviar las sospechas de su compañero.
2. (to avoid)
a. evitar
Take every precaution possible so as to avert danger.Tomo todas las precauciones posibles para evitar el peligro.
b. impedir
Johnny quickly stepped on the brakes and averted an accident.Johnny rápidamente pisó los frenos e impidió un accidente.
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avert
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (turn away; eyes, thoughts)
a. apartar, desviar
2. (prevent; misfortune, accident)
a. evitar, impedir
avert [əˈvɜːt]
transitive verb
1 (turn away) [+eyes, thoughts] apartar;from de; [+suspicion] desviar;from de; [+possibility] evitar
2 (prevent) [+accident, danger etc] prevenir
3 (parry) [+blows] desviar
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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