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English definition of “divert”

divert

verb [T] (TAKE ATTENTION AWAY)    /daɪˈvɜːt/ US  /dɪˈvɝːt/
C1 to take someone's attention away from something: The war has diverted attention (away) from the country's economic problems.Celebrating and entertainingCreating a distraction formal to entertain someone: It's a marvellous game for diverting restless children on long car journeys.Celebrating and entertaining
(Definition of divert verb (TAKE ATTENTION AWAY) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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