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detour

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1detour/ˈdiːˌtuɚ/noun
pluraldetours
1detour
/ˈdiːˌtuɚ/
noun
pluraldetours
Learner's definition of DETOUR  
[count]
: the act of going or traveling to a place along a way that is different from the usual or planned way— often used figuratively
US : a road, highway, etc., that you travel on when the usual way of traveling cannot be used
— called also "British"diversion
2detour/ˈdiːˌtuɚ/verb
detoursdetoureddetouring
2detour
/ˈdiːˌtuɚ/
verb
detoursdetoureddetouring
Learner's definition of DETOUR  
US
always followed by an adverb or preposition[no object] : to go along a way that is different from and usually longer than the usual or planned way— often used figuratively
[+ object] 
: to make (someone or something) go in a direction that is not planned or expected— often used figuratively
   b : to avoid (something) by going around it— often used figuratively
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