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English definition of “detour”

detour

noun [C]    /ˈdi·tʊər/
a way of getting to a place that is indirect and longer than the usual way, and which is taken in order to avoid a particular problem or to do something special: You’re advised to take a detour to avoid the road construction. We made a little detour to drop Sarah off on the way home. detour    /ˈdi·tʊər/ verb [I] We had to detour around the flooded road.
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