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detour

de·tour

detour

 
pronunciation:
di tur
parts of speech:
noun, intransitive verb, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition: a departure from the direct course, esp. a temporary route established to avoid road blockage or repair.
We were forced to take a detour because the highway was under construction.
 
antonyms:
shortcut
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: detoured, detouring, detours
definition: to travel by way of a detour.
We detoured on back roads to avoid the rush-hour traffic.
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition 1: to cause to travel by way of a detour.
Traffic was detoured because of a car accident.
definition 2: to travel around (something) by means of a detour; bypass.
We detoured the business district.
similar words:
bypass
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