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to change the direction or course of

to prohibit from occurring by advance planning or action

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turn away or aside

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Expressing his gratitude towards intelligence agencies, he said, 'People don't know about the attacks averted because those are never really discussed.
Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], September 2 ( ANI ): Train drivers Virendra Singh and Abhay Kumar who averted avert a major accident in the Nagpur-Mumbai Duronto Express with their alertness and presence of mind, were felicitated by Chairman Railway Board Ashwani Lohani.
Earlier in April, Levies forces and political administration officials averted a major disaster by defusing improvised explosive devices and rockets that were rigged to blow in a Parachinar market.
But there are hopes that travel disruption can be averted after an offer of talks was made.
An estimated 272,000 maternal deaths were averted worldwide by contraceptive use in 2008, according to an analysis of data from 172 developing and developed countries.
The timely action of the civil defence officials averted a major accident," residents in neigbouring buildings told Times of Oman.
The president of the European Central Bank (ECB), Jean-Claude Trichet, has said that a possible catastrophe due to the financial crisis has been averted even though the crisis is very much alive.
Specifically, the 1983 alcohol tax increase was followed by a 29 percent change in the number of deaths, at 23 alcohol-related deaths averted per year, and the 2002 tax increase was followed by an 11 percent change, at an additional 21 such deaths averted annually.
A STRIKE at Liverpool's John Lennon Airport could be averted after unions underwent six hours of "positive" talks with bosses.
We have formally informed London Underground that we are in a dispute and want to see a substantially better offer if action is to be averted," he said
1 : to turn away <When asked if he had lied, he averted his eyes.
Pondering scenarios ranging from likely to full on possible doomsday-level scenarios, they are all explained on what they mean for the world, how they can be averted, and how they can be dealt with if it's too late to avert it.
The union had warned of further strikes thisweekend, but that has now been averted.
TALKS aimed at averting a series of strikes by London Underground workers are to be held over the next few days, raising hopes that travel chaos can be averted.
Mr O'Leary went on: "I don't think it can be averted by reducing interest rates.