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detour

noun [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 particular problem or to do something special: You’re advised to take a detour to avoid the road construction. 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 flooded road.
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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