Examples of avert in a Sentence
He sped up and averted an accident.
The diplomatic talks narrowly averted a war.
an attempt to avert a strike at the plant
Recent Examples of avert from the Web
Total catastrophe may have been averted, but tens of millions of people had been left behind by the new economy and were struggling to make ends meet.
Still, most lawmakers expect their congressional leaders will be able to resolve all the policy fights surrounding the spending bill, known as the omnibus, and avert a government shutdown later this month.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has reached a late-night compromise with his ultra-Orthodox coalition allies that could avert early elections.
But hurdles remain to avert the second shutdown in a month.
Pelosi is taking a stand as Congress faces pressure to agree to a new budget deal that will avert another government shutdown.
Jones, who campaigned on reaching across the aisle, was one of a few Democrats who joined Republicans in supporting a short-term spending plan late last month that would have averted a government shutdown.
The protocols and understandings that helped avert Armageddon during the cold war have not been renewed.
The Syrian government and some Kurdish militias were negotiating to raise Syrian government flags over public buildings in Afrin to try to avert the Turkish bombing, the lawmaker said.
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Definition of avert for English Language Learners
: to turn (your eyes, gaze, etc.) away or aside
: to prevent (something bad) from happening
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