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depart

verb

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1 to leave a place often for another
  • I'll sing one more song before I depart.
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beat it, hit the road, pull stakes (or pull up stakes), take a hike (also take a walk), take a powder

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2 to stop living
  • a special tribute for those members of the motion picture academy who have departed over the past year
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bite the dust, buy it (or buy the farm), give up the ghost, kick the bucket

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swerve, veer, deviate, depart, digress, diverge mean to turn aside from a straight course. swerve may suggest a physical, mental, or moral turning away from a given course, often with abruptness.
    • swerved to avoid hitting the dog
veer implies a major change in direction.
    • at that point the path veers to the right
deviate implies a turning from a customary or prescribed course.
    • never deviated from her daily routine
depart suggests a deviation from a traditional or conventional course or type.
    • occasionally departs from his own guidelines
digress applies to a departing from the subject of one's discourse.
    • a professor prone to digress
diverge may equal depart but usually suggests a branching of a main path into two or more leading in different directions.
    • after school their paths diverged


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