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To lead or turn to a different direction
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“It was necessary to divert the river to the middle creek, thereby avoiding danger to the Colony.”
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To divert one's mind or attention (to something else)
“A moment of weakness is when you divert someone's attention and throw ground habanero into their soup!”
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To deflect from a pertinent issue or topic
“There are times when you may have to divert questions that are too sensitive or personal.”
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To entertain or amuse
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“All other forms of fiction are written purely to divert and entertain the adult mind.”
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To prevent the occurrence of
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To arrange for something to belong to, or be officially controlled by, somebody else
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To persuade or convince someone not to do something
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Misdirect
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To deploy again
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To change, or move, to an opposing or opposite side
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To speak or act in a deliberately vague way to gain more time to deal with something
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To escape or keep away from
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To use, empty or drain completely
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To engage in an activity for enjoyment and recreation
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(colloquial) To poke fun at or make fun of
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