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detour

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈdiːtʊər/
a different, longer route to a place that is used to avoid something or to visit something: Several roads were closed, so we had to take a detour.Routes and roads in general
Translations of “detour”
in Korean 우회로…
in Arabic انعِطاف…
in French détour…
in Turkish dolambaçlı…
in Italian deviazione…
in Chinese (Traditional) 繞行的路,迂回路,繞行路線…
in Russian объезд…
in Polish objazd…
in Spanish desvío…
in Portuguese desvio…
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…
(Definition of detour from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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