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detour

de·tour

detour

pronunciation:
di tur
parts of speech:
noun, verb
part of speech: noun
definition: a temporary route made to avoid a road repair or other problem, or some other way that is longer than the direct route.
They were late because they had to take a detour.
 
antonyms:
shortcut
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: detoured, detouring, detours
definition 1: to travel by way of a detour.
We detoured on back roads to avoid the crowded highway.
definition 2: to cause to travel by way of a detour.
Traffic was detoured because of a car accident.