Definition of diversion
- Hiking is one of her favorite diversions.
- a welcome diversion from the pressures of the job
- You create a diversion while I sneak inside the building.
small diversions of river water for irrigation
Hiking is one of my favorite diversions.
Our town offers few diversions.
Sports provide him with a welcome diversion from the pressures of his job.
He created a diversion while his partner stole her pocketbook.
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: the act of changing the direction or use of something : the act of diverting something
: something that people do because it is enjoyable, entertaining, or pleasant
: something that takes attention away from what is happening
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