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avert
used in Of Mice and Men

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Definition
prevent from happening

or:

turn away or aside — often to turn your eyes away from something
  • For a moment she stood over him as though waiting for him to move so that she could whip at him again; but Crooks sat perfectly still, his eyes averted, everything that might be hurt drawn in.
    p. 81.3
averted = turned aside
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