averting averting  /ə ˈvɜr tɪŋ/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the act of preventing something from occurring
  2. (n) the act of turning yourself (or your gaze) away

Usage(s):

  1. By averting the 4-year wait for trial, parties almost automatically save money.
  2. The game of averting tragedy with laughter has begun.
  3. He has hauled Ukraine in the direction of the West, while averting his country's disintegration.

News

  1. Damien Echols: How death row prepared me for my new life

    Since averting execution in 2011, I’ve taken lessons from those dark times -- to forge a new career and help others        
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Salon.com

  2. Forest Labs to add Icahn rep to board, avert proxy fight

    (Reuters) - Forest Laboratories Inc said on Tuesday it will add a representative of Carl Icahn as an independent member to its board, averting a new proxy battle with the billionaire investor. The specialty drugmaker said the appointment of Vincent Intrieri, 56, would expand the board's size to eleven from ten directors. Intrieri has worked for various Icahn-related entities since 1998 and sits ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  3. Forest Laboratories names Icahn designee to board

    Forest Laboratories seated a new board member selected by Carl Icahn, averting a fight over control of the pharmaceutical company. Vincent Intrieri, who has been employed by Icahn entities since 1998 in ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

Quotes

  1. Paulson said the United States had "turned a corner in averting a financial collapse."
    on Nov 18, 2008 By: Henry Paulson Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune

  2. "Averting divisive primary campaigns and protecting a Democratic seat in the United States House of Representatives are purely political concerns and, as such, Federal officials are prohibited from using their official authority or influence to...
    on Jun 14, 2010 By: Darrell Issa Source: Personal Liberty Digest

  3. "If the Taoiseach is serious about averting the strike, and I hope he is, though I didn't detect that from the tone of his answer...... then he and his ministers needs to engage directly in these talks rather than leaving them to officials," Mr...
    on Nov 17, 2009 By: Eamon Gilmore Source: Ireland Online

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