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detour

noun [C] uk   /ˈdiː.tɔːr/  us   /-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.
Translations of “detour”
in Arabic انعِطاف…
in Korean 우회로…
in Malaysian lencongan…
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 Vietnamese đường vòng…
in Spanish desvío…
in Portuguese desvio…
in Thai การอ้อม…
in German der Abstecher…
in Catalan desviació, marrada…
in Japanese う回路…
in Indonesian memutar…
in Chinese (Simplified) 绕行的路,迂回路,绕行路线…
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