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Noun
An alternative route, typically used when the usual route is unavailable
“Depending on the season of the crossing, and the level of recreational use, a detour around the work area would be provided.”
Noun
The act of using an alternative route or deviating from the usual route
“He made a detour around the main highway to avoid the police.”
Noun
(rhetoric) A digression, or an act of straying from the main subject or theme
Noun
A way or course taken in getting from a starting point to a destination
Noun
Any of the parts of something that divides from a main section or line
Verb
To deviate from one's course or direction
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“It is one of the finest game areas of East Africa, and we decided to detour from the main road and visit it on our way to Nairobi, Kenya's capital.”
Verb
To find a way around (an obstacle)
“Subjects were able to detour the fence under 30 seconds in the first trial.”
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