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avert (something) (away) from

To distract or divert something from someone or something else. I will do my best to avert all attention away from you at the party, don't worry. I knew I wasn't meant to be a doctor when I had to avert my eyes from every blood draw.
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avert something (away) from someone or something

to turn or divert something away from someone or something. We will attempt to avert attention from the problems. She averted her eyes from Bill when he walked by.
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Compatible with most surfaces, Avert 6x7 wipes are packaged in convenient 12x160 canisters, and the 11x12 wipes are packed in 4x160 re-sealable and environmentally friendly refills.
NNL has worked with ARES to test and develop the AVERT product to simulate potential assaults on NNL's own Central Laboratory facility on the Sellafield site in Cumbria--the first such application outside the U.
Avert, which started in Melbourne, is a large multi-centre randomised international trial, which aims to recruit more than 2,000 stroke patients over the next three years.
AVERT is still a new product in its market and shows a lot of potential for improvement.
uk, BALPA's BA pilots had previously voted 86% in favour of strike action, with today's talks involving conciliation service Acas in an attempt to avert the need for work stoppages.
Gordon says that increasing strategic demand response participation from the current two percent to about 10 percent, would give the city much better tools to avert selective power failures, and full-scale blackouts.
Brazil's troubled airline Varig grounded 86 of 139 flights scheduled for Tuesday as it awaited a new auction now set for Thursday to sell the carrier and avert a potential collapse.
McAfee Inc (NYSE: MFE), a provider of intrusion prevention solutions, has announced the most commonly reported malicious threats and potentially unwanted programs (PUPs) affecting enterprises and consumers in the second quarter of 2005, identified by McAfee AVERT, the company's Anti-virus and Vulnerability Emergency Response Team.
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To avert such a crisis, Belt has called for significant revisions to the pension guaranty system, including tighter funding requirements on plan sponsors, risk-based premiums and additional transparency.
IT security company McAfee (NYSE: MFE) has reported its top ten threats that were detected by the company's McAfee AVERT team in 2004.
George Jonas, of the National Post, has suggested three possible motivations: "One, to make the world safe for multiculturalism; two, to appease the Muslim world; and three, to avert another humanitarian tragedy in Europe.
Experts in the field of vulnerabilities brought in a year ago when NAI bought IntruVert and Entercept have been added to the AVERT team, which does virus research for NAI's McAfee anti-virus products.
To avert that possibility, scientists say we'd need to reduce emissions of the most important greenhouse gas, carbon dioxide (CO2), from transportation and industry by 80 percent, a near impossibility given current political realities.
In a desperate attempt to avert a US-led attack on Iraq, King Hamad Bin Isa Al Khalifa tells an emergency cabinet session that the kingdom is ready to host Iraqi Pres.