detour

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1 detour /ˈdiːˌtuɚ/ noun
plural detours
1 detour
/ˈdiːˌtuɚ/
noun
plural detours
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
2 detour /ˈdiːˌtuɚ/ verb
detours; detoured; detouring
2 detour
/ˈdiːˌtuɚ/
verb
detours; detoured; detouring
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
: to avoid (something) by going around it
often used figuratively
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