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Definition of detour noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1a longer route that you take in order to avoid a problem or to visit a place We had to make a detour around the flooded fields. It's well worth making a detour to see the village.
  2. 2a road or route that is used when the usual one is closed
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: detour

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