avert one's eyes from

avert one's eyes from
take one eyes away from, stop looking at

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  • avert one's look from — look away, turn one s eyes from …   English contemporary dictionary

  • avert — /əˈvɜt / (say uh vert) verb (t) 1. to turn away or aside: to avert one s eyes. 2. to ward off; prevent: to avert evil. {Middle English, from Old French avertir, from Latin āvertere turn away} –averter, noun –avertable, adjective …  

  • avert — ► VERB 1) turn away (one s eyes). 2) prevent or ward off (an undesirable occurrence). ORIGIN Latin avertere, from vertere to turn …   English terms dictionary

  • avert — verb 1》 turn away (one s eyes or thoughts). 2》 prevent or ward off (an undesirable occurrence). Derivatives avertable adjective Origin ME: from L. avertere, from ab from + vertere to turn ; reinforced by OFr. avertir …   English new terms dictionary

  • avert — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. t. keep off, turn aside, ward off; turn away; prevent. See hindrance, deviation. II (Roget s IV) v. 1. [To turn away] Syn. turn aside, turn away, sidetrack, deflect, shove aside, shunt, look away,… …   English dictionary for students

  • avert — v.tr. (often foll. by from) 1 turn away (one s eyes or thoughts). 2 prevent or ward off (an undesirable occurrence). Derivatives: avertable adj. avertible adj. Etymology: ME f. L avertere (as AB , vertere vers turn): partly f. OF avertir f. Rmc …   Useful english dictionary

  • To turn around one's finger — Turn Turn (t[^u]rn), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Turned}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Turning}.] [OE. turnen, tournen, OF. tourner, torner, turner, F. tourner, LL. tornare, fr. L. tornare to turn in a lathe, to rounds off, fr. tornus a lathe, Gr. ? a turner s… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To turn one's coat — Turn Turn (t[^u]rn), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Turned}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Turning}.] [OE. turnen, tournen, OF. tourner, torner, turner, F. tourner, LL. tornare, fr. L. tornare to turn in a lathe, to rounds off, fr. tornus a lathe, Gr. ? a turner s… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To turn one's goods — Turn Turn (t[^u]rn), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Turned}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Turning}.] [OE. turnen, tournen, OF. tourner, torner, turner, F. tourner, LL. tornare, fr. L. tornare to turn in a lathe, to rounds off, fr. tornus a lathe, Gr. ? a turner s… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To turn one's hand to — Turn Turn (t[^u]rn), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Turned}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Turning}.] [OE. turnen, tournen, OF. tourner, torner, turner, F. tourner, LL. tornare, fr. L. tornare to turn in a lathe, to rounds off, fr. tornus a lathe, Gr. ? a turner s… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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