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a turning away from a course or standard
  • we'll regard this relapse as just a brief detour on your road to recovery from substance abuse

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Synonyms & Antonyms of detour (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to avoid by going around
  • we had to detour the construction zone in order to get to the stadium

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2 to change one's course or direction
  • we had to detour for a few miles around the section of highway under construction

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The first known use of detour was in 1738

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“Detour.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Jul. 2020.

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