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divert

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2 to change the course or direction of (something)
  • The bike race was diverted around the construction zone.
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3 to draw the attention or mind to something else
  • trying to divert the child with a toy while the doctor was giving her a shot
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amuse, divert, entertain mean to pass or cause to pass the time pleasantly. amuse suggests that one's attention is engaged lightly.
    • amuse yourselves while I make dinner
divert implies distracting attention from worry or routine occupation especially by something funny.
    • a light comedy to divert the tired businessman
entertain suggests supplying amusement by specially contrived methods.
    • a magician entertaining children at a party


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