divert

All Verb
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  • My two little boys are very diverting and serve me very well. Cited from Letters from Egypt, by Lucie Duff Gordon
  • She could think of no way of diverting it but the way she had chosen. Cited from The Fruit of the Tree, by Edith Wharton
  • Some of the energy was diverted to run the ship's systems and engine.
  • Trade was also diverted south as population grew on the US side.
  • An idea, too, which seemed to him diverting, had presented itself to his mind. Cited from Clementina, by A.E.W. Mason
  • It was almost impossible for him to divert soldiers from the regular army into the new units.
  • There are times when new enemies are more diverting than the oldest of old friends. Cited from The Range Dwellers, by B. M. Bower
  • A government order to divert water from a nearby canal was eventually obtained.
  • However, foreign policy did not prove sufficient to divert attention from domestic problems.
  • Police would often assume construction was taking place and divert traffic away from the area.
  • The player can also choose to divert power on their own ships from one system to another at any time.
  • The river once flowed into the lake, but has now has been diverted.
  • Most of the investment that had previously gone into canal building was diverted into railway building.
  • A few miles east along the highway the highway's course diverts around the foot of another mountain.
  • On highways, religious police officers may divert them or hand out a fine.
  • Although he appealed against the decision, a new series diverted his attention.
  • Therefore in ninety-two his conversation was not what you would call diverting. Cited from The Divine Fire, by May Sinclair
  • Most of the road is still in use today, apart from a few sections where it has been diverted.
  • At first, they adopted Johnson as their married name, to divert attention.
  • I must now always be doing something -- no matter what, so long as it diverts me from my own thoughts. Cited from The Two Destinies, by Wilkie Collins
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Meaning of divert

  • verb Send on a course or in a direction different from the planned or intended one
  • verb Withdraw (money) and move into a different location, often secretly and with dishonest intentions