Definition of avert one's eyes
- He averted his eyes when she approached him.
: to turn away or aside (the eyes, one's gaze, etc.) in avoidance
: to see coming and ward off : avoid
: 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
: all the visible structures within and surrounding the orbit and including eyelids, eyelashes, and eyebrows
: the faculty of seeing with eyes
: to fix the eyes on : look at
: contemplate, consider
: to watch or study closely
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