Definition of 'detour'
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Stop there for a cream tea or in spring make a short detour to see the bluebells. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Sometimes the need to change course or make a detour is more subtle. Christianity Today (2000)Now you need to make an important detour. Collins Traveller-Tuscany and Florence (1993)Worth making an effort but not a long detour. Sarah Brown's Vegetarian London (1988)Why not take a detour to a garden in search of an ephemeral beauty or two? Times, Sunday Times (2016)He charged his work for the mileage he notched up on just the detour home. Times, Sunday Times (2007)This is going to mean a long detour, though. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Parents accompany the pupils over the bridge to avoid a 30-minute detour on the school run. The Sun (2012)The couple have blocked access to the track, forcing horse owners to make a long and muddy detour across fields. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Suppose a ladder is propped up against a wall, and a man walking along next to the wall makes a detour around the ladder. PLACEBO: The Belief Effect (2003)He makes a sharp detour into Marks & Spencer. Times, Sunday Times (2012)But can she avoid the detour she meant to miss, stopping near their old California house? Times, Sunday Times (2008)If it was a minor technical fault, you wouldn't expect him to take a long detour over the sea. The Sun (2010)I have to make a detour to Marks & Spencer. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Many cyclists choose to dismount and walk, cycle along the pavement or make a long detour up and down the city's notorious hills. Times, Sunday Times (2012)
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Translations for 'detour'
British English: detour /ˈdiːtʊə/ NOUN
If you make a detour on a journey, you go by a route which is not the shortest way.
He did not take the direct route to his home, but made a detour.
- American English: detour
- Arabic: تـَحْوِيل
- Brazilian Portuguese: desvio
- Chinese: 迂回路
- Croatian: zaobilaženje
- Czech: oklika
- Danish: omvej
- Dutch: omleiding
- European Spanish: rodeo
- Finnish: kiertotie
- French: détour
- German: Umweg
- Greek: παράκαμψη
- Italian: deviazione
- Japanese: 回り道
- Korean: 우회
- Norwegian: omvei
- Polish: objazd
- European Portuguese: desvio
- Romanian: ocol
- Russian: объезд
- Spanish: rodeo
- Swedish: omväg
- Thai: อ้อม
- Turkish: güzergah değiştirme
- Ukrainian: об'їзд
- Vietnamese: đường vòng
Definition of detour from the Collins English Dictionary
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