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Definition of "averting" []

  • Present participle of avert. (verb)

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Use "averting" in a sentence
  • "To be sure, Brazil may claim that its shuttle diplomacy was instrumental in averting a major Middle Eastern war between the U.S. and Iran."
  • "But set against those uncertainties, Europe—in the name of averting Greek default—is lurching toward huge and costly policy mistakes."
  • "It was Wilson, an active member on numerous influential NFL committees, who helped fashion the rules of the modern game and played a key role in averting a players 'strike in 1977."