look away (from someone or something)

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look away (from someone or something)

To turn one's face away (from someone or something); to avert one's gaze (from someone or something). I was so nervous during my son's boxing match that I had to look away from the television for most of it. She looked away when I asked her if she had taken the money.
See also: away, look, someone

look away (from someone or something)

to turn one's gaze away from someone. She looked away from him, not wishing her eyes to give away her true feelings. In embarrassment, she looked away.
See also: away, look
References in classic literature ?
He looked away from me, but I recited my speech about thirty roubles, et cetera, et cetera, of which, at first, he failed to catch the meaning.
For a moment he looked away from his own work and took the opportunity to light a fresh cigarette.
His lips were sternly compressed, and his eyes looked away from her.
Lucille looked away from the Prince with a little shudder.
I captured this moment of gentle expression and body language as she looked away from her work to listen to a coworker.
Still, the monkeys filched grapes from the experimenter who looked away from the food.
While conferees looked away from President Robert Mugube's actions, as noted by the Washington Times, the assembly was stacked with charges "against Zionists, homophobes and anyone skeptical of giving financial reparations to Africa for slavery that occurred two centuries ago."
The research team, led by Doctors Deborah Goodwin and John Bradshaw, found that moggy-haters looked away from the cats more.
Boys with autism often looked away from faces in both trials.