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detournoun [C]

uk   /ˈdiː.tɔːr/ us   /ˈdiː.tʊr/
a different or less direct route to a place that is used to avoid a problem or to visit somewhere or do something on the way: You'd be wise to make (US also take) a detour to avoid the roadworks.
US UK diversion a different route that is used because a road is closed: Traffic detours will be kept to a minimum throughout the festival.
detour
verb [I or T] uk   us   mainly US
We had to detour around downtown, so it took us longer than usual.
(Definition of detour from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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detournoun [C]

us   /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
verb [I] us   /ˈdi·tʊər/
We had to detour around the flooded road.
(Definition of detour from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “detour”
in Korean 우회로…
in Arabic انعِطاف…
in Malaysian lencongan…
in French détour…
in Russian объезд…
in Chinese (Traditional) 繞行的路,迂回路,繞行路線…
in Italian deviazione…
in Turkish dolambaçlı…
in Polish objazd…
in Spanish desvío, rodeo…
in Vietnamese đường vòng…
in Portuguese desvio…
in Thai การอ้อม…
in German der Abstecher…
in Catalan desviació, marrada…
in Japanese う回路…
in Chinese (Simplified) 绕行的路,迂回路,绕行路线…
in Indonesian memutar…
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