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avert
used in David Copperfield

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Definition prevent from happening

or:

turn away or aside — often to turn your eyes away from something
  • When, under cover of the night, I flew to Miss Mills, whom I saw by stealth in a back kitchen where there was a mangle, and implored Miss Mills to interpose between us and avert insanity.
    Chapters 31-33 (99% in)

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