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divert

verb
 
 
/daɪˈvɜːt/
[T] to send someone or something somewhere different from where they were expecting to go: The plane was diverted to Newark because of engine trouble. The police were diverting traffic away from the town.Changing direction
divert sb's attention/thoughts, etc to take someone's attention away from somethingCreating a distraction
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