detours 1 of 2

plural of detour
as in deviations
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


present tense third-person singular of detour
as in deviates
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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“Detours.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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