French translation of 'avert'
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Example Sentences Including 'avert'
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Disaster was narrowly averted and a measure of farce was injected.A TALE OF FOUR HOUSES: Opera at Covent Garden, La Scala, Vienna and the Met since 1945 (2003)
Once more de Gaulle's appeals averted the danger of civil war.The Collins History of the World in the 20th Century (1994)
Efforts are under way to avert a disaster.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
It is better regarded as a medical disaster narrowly averted.Times, Sunday Times (2009)
Sully also has an advantage since it tells the tale of disaster averted.The Sun (2016)
This was followed by an ignominious foray in inflatable boats, where again only a miracle averted tragedy.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
He averted his gaze and picked up his glass.A Roomful of Birds - Scottish short stories 1990 (1990)
On this table stood the empty bottle and glass, and from these also he averted his eyes.The House of Mirth (1905)
Ragnor averted his gaze from the slender figure mounting the stairs and finished his ale with an angry gulp.THE WOLF AND THE DOVE
Steel could bear to look no longer and averted his eyes.Man of Honour (2007)
The gardener roared nearby on his machine, eyes rigidly averted.Somewhere East of Life (1994)
Has emerged as a real defensive leader over the past 12 months and his calmness under pressure often averted danger.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
It was enough to help avert the danger.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
But why did she feel that she had to avert her gaze?Times, Sunday Times (2008)
Now I just avert my gaze.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
Some hoot when they realise; others avert their eyes.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
Disaster was averted when baggage handlers noticed a smell from the case.The Sun (2010)
He appeared to address a combustible stand-off from which most of the world is only too happy to avert its eyes.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
Investigators said only luck averted disaster each time.The Sun (2016)
Last night unions and bosses were still in talks to avert a tanker strike.The Sun (2012)
Ministers were faced with a choice of disasters to avert.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
Talks aimed at averting fresh postal strikes were adjourned last night and resume today.The Sun (2009)
Talks to avert a strike by fuel tanker drivers are set to go into a second week.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
Talks to avert the strike collapsed at the weekend.Times, Sunday Times (2017)
But that may not avert another tragedy either.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
He moved in with her; the situation soon became terrifying and catastrophe was only narrowly averted.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
It is hard to convince people of danger when that danger has been averted.Times, Sunday Times (2011)
Learn the lessons so that we avert disaster.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
Some narrowly averted discrimination in health and life insurance.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
What can be done to avert this disaster?Times, Sunday Times (2011)
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British English: avert VERB
If you avert something unpleasant, you prevent it from happening.
They need to act quickly to avert disaster.
Translation of avert from the Collins English to French Dictionary