To turn away
turn aside, turn away, sidetrack, deflect, shove aside, shunt, look
away, cock the eye, look another way,
cast one's eyes down.
ward off, thwart, avoid; see prevent.
See syn. study atprevent.
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To change the direction or course of:
To prohibit from occurring by advance planning or action: