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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   mainly US us  
We had to detour around downtown, so it took us longer than usual.
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…
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