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English definition of “divert”


verb [T] (TAKE ATTENTION AWAY)   /dɪˈvɜrt, dɑɪ-/
to take attention away from something: Military action now could divert attention from imminent votes in Congress on health-care legislation. fml To divert can also mean to amuse: The dog kept the children diverted for a while.
(Definition of divert verb (TAKE ATTENTION AWAY) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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