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English definition of “divert”

divert

verb [T] (CHANGE DIRECTION)    /daɪˈvɜːt/ US  /dɪˈvɝːt/
C2 to cause something or someone to change direction: Traffic will be diverted through the side streets while the main road is resurfaced. Our flight had to be diverted to Stansted because of the storm.Changing direction to use something for a different purpose: Should more funds/money/resources be diverted from roads into railways?Using and misusing
(Definition of divert verb (CHANGE DIRECTION) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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