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Definition of detour verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



[intransitive, transitive] detour (somebody/something) (to…)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they detour
he / she / it detours
past simple detoured
-ing form detouring
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to take a longer route in order to avoid a problem or to visit a place; to make someone or something take a longer route The president detoured to Chicago for a special meeting.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: detour

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