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AVERTING

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does averting mean? 

AVERTING (noun)
  The noun AVERTING has 2 senses:

1. the act of preventing something from occurring
2. the act of turning yourself (or your gaze) away

  Familiarity information: AVERTING used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


AVERTING (noun)


Sense 1averting [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of preventing something from occurring

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Context example:

averting danger was his responsibility

Hypernyms ("averting" is a kind of...):

bar; prevention (the act of preventing)


Sense 2averting [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of turning yourself (or your gaze) away

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

aversion; averting

Context example:

averting her gaze meant that she was angry

Hypernyms ("averting" is a kind of...):

avoidance; dodging; shunning; turning away (deliberately avoiding; keeping away from or preventing from happening)


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