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avert one's eyes

Definition of avert one's eyes

  1. :  to look away <He averted his eyes when she approached him.>



Word by Word Definitions

avertplay
  1. :  to turn away or aside (as the eyes) in avoidance

    :  to see coming and ward off :  avoid

eyeplay eyes
  1. :  a specialized light-sensitive sensory structure of animals that in nearly all vertebrates, most arthropods, and some mollusks is the image-forming organ of sight

    :  the nearly spherical usually paired hollow organ of sight in vertebrates that is filled with a jellylike material, is lined with a photosensitive retina, and is lodged in a bony orbit in the skull

    :  all the visible structures within and surrounding the orbit and including eyelids, eyelashes, and eyebrows

  1. :  to fix the eyes on :  look at

    :  contemplate, consider

    :  to watch or study closely


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