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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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TABLE 3 Bid Equations for Contingent Valuation and Averting Costs Savings Measures Contingent Averting Valuation, Costs [X.
The correlation analysis is at least consistent with the construct validity of the lower value of averting costs savings in that the correlation is non-negative.
Previous theoretical treatments of averting expenditures have concluded that these expenditures can provide a conservative estimate of the true cost of increased pollution.
The talks looked likely to continue today, with time running out on averting a four-day stoppage from 6am tomorrow.
The study describes the Contingent Valuation Method (CVM) and Averting Behaviour Approach (ABA) to analyse drinking-water services and quality in Abbottabad district.
As New York City recovers from a triple-digit heat emergency and braces for the next, Consumer-Powerline, which helps companies manage their energy use more efficiently, said that a recently released Con-Ed report to the Mayor on the crisis provides confirmation showing that Emergency Demand Response programs helped save the city from an expansion of the blackout that crippled western Queens for more than a week, while also affecting Westchester County and other parts of the Tri-State area and could hold the key to averting blackouts in the future.
16) Averting 205,000 pregnancies would save federal, state and local governments an estimated $1.
The charred wreckage of homes incinerated by wildfires in Arizona, California, Colorado, New Mexico, and elsewhere provides a compelling backdrop for investigating how homeowners living in wildland-urban interface (WUI) zones simultaneously allocate resources between insurance and averting activities in the face of catastrophic wildfire risk.
He also compliments the PBGC, saying "For my money, they've done a very good job of averting problems.
All-night talks aimed at averting a summer of chaos at Britain's biggest airports ended in deadlock today with little sign that a bitter dispute over swipe cards is nearer being settled.
CRUCIAL talks aimed at averting industrial action by firefighters were being held today at a "final" meeting between union leaders and employers.
If all the costs of subtyping (including subtyping for other organisms) were included in the analysis, the system would recover its costs after averting 6.
Thus, any sue-and-labor expenses paid by the insured must have been incurred with a view to averting or minimizing an "actual or imminent" loss for which the underwriters would have been liable under the policy.
Today's talks represent the last chance of averting a major health crisis.