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Deflect (5)


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'deflect' is the definition.
(I know that deflect can be written as avert)

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(Other definitions for avert that I've seen before include "Ward off, deflect" , "Prevent from occurring" , "Prevent from happening" , "use preventive measures" , "Turn away (ones eyes)" .)

I've seen this clue in The Telegraph, The Sun, the Evening Standard and The Wall Street Journal.
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