• IPA: /ˈdiː.tʊə(ɹ)/, /ˈdiː.tɔː(ɹ)/

detour (plural detours)

  1. A diversion or deviation from one's original route.
    • 1918, Edgar Rice Burroughs, The Land That Time Forgot Chapter IX
      On the third day I made a detour westward to avoid the country of the Band-lu, as I did not care to be detained by a meeting with To-jo.
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detour (detours, present participle detouring; past and past participle detoured)

  1. (intransitive) To make a detour.
  2. (transitive) To direct or send on a detour.
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