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avert
used in Oryx and Crake

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Definition
prevent from happening

or:

turn away or aside — often to turn your eyes away from something
  • The people keep their distance and avert their eyes while he crams handfuls of fishiness into his mouth and sucks out the eyes and cheeks, groaning with pleasure.
    p. 101.6

There are no more uses of "avert" in Oryx and Crake.

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