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avert
used in Babbitt

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Definition
prevent from happening

or:

turn away or aside — often to turn your eyes away from something
  • This opposition had been crushed when the secretary of the Chamber of Commerce had reported to a committee of manufacturers that in every city where he had appeared, Mr. Monday had turned the minds of workmen from wages and hours to higher things, and thus averted strikes.
    Chapter 7 (68% in)

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