avert

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/əˈv3ːrt/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/əˈvɝt/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(ə vûrt)


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avert

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
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  1. to avert disaster
  2. [measures, plans] to avert disaster
  3. failed to avert the disaster
  4. narrowly averted disaster by
  5. attempting to avert a [war, nuclear crisis]
  6. were able to (successfully) avert a [war]
  7. despite their best attempts to avert a [war]
  8. the disaster was averted [by, through]
  9. was averted by [erecting, placing, evacuating]
  10. in order to avert potential [litigation, problems, conflicts]
  11. in order to avert future [litigation]
  12. avert or [mitigate, minimize, reduce, prevent]
  13. to avert further [bloodshed, suffering, damage, tragedy]
  14. avert [potential, likely, possible] (damage)
  15. helped avert what could have been...
  16. by averting unnecessary [risks, costs]
  17. averted her [eyes, gaze]
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