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
Another option may be tacking a fix onto the government funding bill that has to pass by the end of September to avert a government shutdown.
New immigration policies that welcome the skills and labor needed could avert this decline.
Launched with $750 million of Gates’ money in November 1999, Gavi has averted some 10 million deaths in 73 of the poorest countries in the world.
The only vote in which Sinema and O'Halleran parted ways with the White House was the Jan. 18 vote on a four-week budget extension to avert a government shutdown.
Although Congress averted another government shutdown early Friday (March 23), Republican Sens.
Mark Wilson/Getty Images House Republicans have released a new omnibus government spending bill, which must pass by Friday to avert another government shutdown in 2018.
The immigration talks were part of larger negotiations on a $1.3 trillion catchall spending bill, which would have to pass Congress by midnight Friday to avert another government shutdown.
This week, island leaders declared a rare victory when Senate leaders folded disaster relief funding into a two-year budget deal to avert a government shutdown.
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AVERT Defined for English Language Learners
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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