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An alternative route, typically used when the usual route is unavailable
“Depending on the season of the crossing, and the level of recreational use, a detour around the work area would be provided.”
The act of using an alternative route or deviating from the usual route
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“He made a detour around the main highway to avoid the police.”
A change of direction in movement or a physical path
The action of evading something
A way or course taken in getting from a starting point to a destination
Any of the parts of something that divides from a main section or line
To deviate from one's course or direction
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“It is one of the finest game areas of East Africa, and we decided to detour from the main road and visit it on our way to Nairobi, Kenya's capital.”
To find a way around (an obstacle)
“Subjects were able to detour the fence under 30 seconds in the first trial.”
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