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deviate

verb [I] (DIRECTION)    /ˈdiː.vi.eɪt/
to go in a different direction: The path follows the river closely, occasionally deviating round a clump of trees.Changing direction deviation     /ˌdiː.viˈeɪ.ʃən/ noun [C or U] Any deviation from the party's faith is seen as betrayal.Change and changes
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