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English definition of “divert”

divert

verb [T] (CHANGE DIRECTION)   /dɪˈvɜrt, dɑɪ-/
to cause something or someone to turn in a different direction: Our flight was diverted from San Francisco to Oakland because of the fog. To divert something or someone is also to cause the thing or person to be used for a different purpose: The administration had to divert funds from the defense budget to pay for the emergency relief effort.
(Definition of divert verb (CHANGE DIRECTION) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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