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"detour" in British English

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detournoun [C]

uk   /ˈdiː.tɔːr/  us   /-tʊr/
a different or less ​directroute to a ​place that is used to ​avoid a ​problem or to ​visitsomewhere 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 ​minimumthroughout 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 ​particularproblem or to do something ​special: You’re ​advised to take a detour to ​avoid the ​roadconstruction. 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 ​floodedroad.
(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…
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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