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avert
used in The Memory Keeper’s Daughter

2 uses
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Definition
prevent from happening

or:

turn away or aside — often to turn your eyes away from something
  • Caroline was relieved to have Leo in tow, to have found him safe, grateful that disaster had been averted.
    p. 101.5
  • You can't spend the rest of your life tiptoeing around to try and avert disaster.
    p. 78.2

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