detour 1 of 2

as in deviation
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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2 of 2


as in to bypass
to avoid by going around we had to detour the construction zone in order to get to the stadium

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as in to deviate
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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“Detour.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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