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avert
used in The Chocolate War

2 uses
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Definition
prevent from happening

or:

turn away or aside — often to turn your eyes away from something
  • Maybe a showdown could be averted, after all.
    Chapter 30 (33% in)
  • "I think we barely averted a disaster," he said.
    Chapter 38 (61% in)

There are no more uses of "avert" in The Chocolate War.

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