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  • v  prevent the occurrence of; prevent from happening
    avert a strike
  • v  turn away or aside
    They averted their eyes when the King entered

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News & Articles

  • Lonmin, S.Africa's AMCU union in talks to avert strike
    JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Platinum producer Lonmin and South Africa's Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) were in talks on Tuesday to avert a strike, a union official said. AMCU wants to be recognised as the majority union at Lonmin as it now represents over 70 percent of the workforce at the world's third largest producer of the precious metal. AMCU has threatened to down ...
    June 11, 2013 - Reuters via Yahoo! News
  • 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 ...
    June 11, 2013 - Reuters via Yahoo! News
  • Forest Labs to add Icahn representative to board, avert proxy fight
    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.
    June 11, 2013 - FOX Business
Quotes

  • Ben Bernanke in Reuters
    In testimony to be delivered to a Senate committee and obtained by Reuters, Bernanke said, "Action by Congress is urgently required to stabilize the situation and avert what could otherwise be very serious consequences for our financial markets and...
  • Abdullah of Saudi Arabia in Express & Echo
    In an interview with the BBC, King Abdullah said: "We sent information to Great Britain before the terrorist attacks in Britain but unfortunately no action was taken. And it may have been able to maybe avert the tragedy," he said through an...
  • John McCain in International Herald Tribune
    I can't assure you that this train wreck isn't going to happen, but I will do everything in my power to see that we avert it,McCain told the group.

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