Definition of 'divert'
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He thought this was a cheap shot by the chemical industry to divert attention away from pesticides. Times, Sunday Times (2016)But she sees it as me diverting my attention elsewhere. The Sun (2016)All flights were suspended with planes diverted to other airports. The Sun (2016)He said that he thought it was wrong for so much money to be diverted from patient care. Times, Sunday Times (2016)They risk diverting aid money from those who need it most to those who have no need of it at all. Times, Sunday Times (2016)So it must be painfully apparent to a leading man giving his all in a big musical number when the audience has its attention forcibly diverted. Times, Sunday Times (2016)While construction in disputed territories does undermine peace prospects the focus on the issue has been engineered by Palestinians and diverts attention from their failings. Times, Sunday Times (2017)He said:'It is fantastic this money will be diverted from vanity projects to saving lives. The Sun (2017)Shouldn't our aid money be diverted for three months to support our NHS? The Sun (2017)In its current construct, the NIC is in danger of becoming just a mildly diverting government think tank. Times, Sunday Times (2016)But it has emerged that the government diverted most of the money elsewhere. Times, Sunday Times (2010)We have argued that money should be diverted from the drugs budget for this purpose. Times, Sunday Times (2014)That would be wrong and divert funds away from essential care. The Sun (2015)It proved that the plane had diverted drastically from its flight plan. Times, Sunday Times (2014)They can also save by diverting calls to voicemail or texting instead of phoning. The Sun (2006) Traffic was being diverted and backing up down side streets. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It is welcome that savings in departmental spending are being diverted to capital spending programmes. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The disclosure comes as the government faces pressure to divert money to protect defence spending. Times, Sunday Times (2015)It should be diverting parents away from contested hearings into the making of parenting plans. Times, Sunday Times (2008)They also divert labour and capital towards protected industries and away from more productive uses. Times, Sunday Times (2015)But four miles from the base the student pilot had to divert his plane to avoid a crash. The Sun (2011)By no means should a diplomatic plane with the president be diverted from its route and forced to land in another country. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Still, its stars and its general polish make it diverting enough. Times, Sunday Times (2012)But the financial crisis has diverted governments' attention. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Through traffic will be diverted via the A303. Times, Sunday Times (2009)But this call is diverted, so the bank talks to the fraudster instead. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Still, its action scenes make it diverting. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Margaret tried to talk of other things, but was in too much discomfort to exert herself enough to divert his attention. The Daisy Chain (1837)Its enduring economic effects are to divert scarce capital from more productive uses, and to provoke other countries to erect trade barriers. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Music of quality, in the context of worship, does not entertain or divert. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Soon you will have something new to divert you on a wet Bank Holiday. Times, Sunday Times (2009)They're just making time so that people's attention is diverted. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The plan was abandoned, the lot was sold at a profit, and the funds were diverted to another purpose. Christianity Today (2000)
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In Common Usage. divert is one of the 10000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'divert'
British English: divert VERB
To divert vehicles or travelers means to make them go a different route. You can also say that someone or something diverts from a particular route.
We diverted a plane to rescue 100 passengers.
Definition of divert from the Collins English Dictionary
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