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.
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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
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But anyway, he gets out by himself and mopes and thinks; and mostly he hunts for a lonesome place high up on the hill in the edge of the woods, and sets there and looks away off on the big Mississippi down there a-reaching miles and miles around the points where the timber looks smoky and dim it's so far off and still, and everything's so solemn it seems like everybody you've loved is dead and gone, and you 'most wish you was dead and gone too, and done with it all.
Summary: While Maneka looks away from her estranged niece, Priyanka waves at her aunt
Coaster freight between Azov and Marmara is anchored at a six-month low, now fixable at $18/mt, according to sources, as Turkey looks away from Russia and to other origins to protect its margins.
You cheerfully call out "Leave it!" and she promptly looks away from the bag as the two of you calmly walk past the temptation.
He's been pretty rude, actually, and a couple of times I've caught him staring at me, but when I catch his eye he looks away quickly.
Indeed, long-serving Bach looks away in similar fashion in every other known team shot in which he features.
WRITE STUFF n Keith writes something on a piece of paper as Demelza looks away TEAR-IFIC n Star rips double pages HANDY WORK n He continues to work his way through the bunches FINISHING Keith gets to 27th page PERFECT nMATCH Demelza with headline and Keith's piece of paper
In truth, our present approach looks away from the fact that most of the adversity from cigarettes equates to cumulative exposure, not current use.
She neither faces the camera nor looks away. I built this image around her kind spirit.
The Hutu manager of a four-star Belgian hotel in Kigali, Rusesabagina opens his doors and heart when his nation descends into genocidal chaos while the world looks away. Relying on his diplomatic and managerial skills, the understated and urbane Rusesabagina protects hundreds of Tutsis, calling in favors, offering bribes, negotiating private deals, and maintaining the fiction that his hotel remains an island of culture and civility in a world gone mad.
Summing up his view of what works in the automotive world, Mays looks away for a second, then makes perfect eye contact before stating: "It isn't about the technology, it's about how it makes you feel.
Again, the so-called manager looks away from the viewer--but this is not evasiveness, it is arrogance without a reason; we see a hard but fragile man.
Chickens roost in her jet turbines, and an ungrateful nation looks away, ashamed.
When the farmer looks away, the cows go on a holiday.
"That's because how a woman looks away from you will tell you everything you need to know about the way she is feeling."