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Definition of "averts" []

  • Third-person singular simple present indicative form of avert. (verb)

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Use "averts" in a sentence
  • "I don't know anyone with a trussing needle nor do I know anyone who "averts" his or her face when engaging in flambée - in fact, it would be a dangerous decision not to keep an eye on the development of the flames."
  • "Thrust into this menagerie (including friend Baz Brown, the family man, played by Joel Edgerton), is 17-year-old J (James Frecheville) -- whose first family interaction, depicted in the opening scene, is with his comatose mother, sister to the boys, whom rescue workers are not able to resuscitate as J averts his eyes to watch a TV quiz show."
  • "J-Lo respectfully averts her eyes from the trainwrecks."