English translation of 'desviar'
1. to divert
2. (golpe) to deflect
3. (dinheiro) to embezzle
desviar-se reflexive verb
(afastar-se) to turn away
desviar-se de (evitar) to avoid
desviar-se do assunto to digress
desviar os olhos to look away
desviei o carro para a direita I pulled the car over to the right
tentei desviá-lo do assunto I tried to get or steer him off the subject
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'desviar' in Other Languages
British English: swerve /swɜːv/ VERB
If a vehicle or other moving thing swerves, it suddenly changes direction, often in order to avoid hitting something.
Drivers coming in the opposite direction swerved to avoid the crashed car.
Her car swerved off the road.
- American English: swerve
- Arabic: يَنْحَرِفُ
- Brazilian Portuguese: desviar
- Chinese: 突然转向
- Croatian: krivudati
- Czech: uhnout prudce
- Danish: svinge
- Dutch: uitwijken
- European Spanish: virar bruscamente
- Finnish: kaartaa
- French: faire une embardée
- German: ausweichen
- Greek: λοξοδρομώ
- Italian: sbandare
- Japanese: 急にそれる
- Korean: 빗나가다
- Norwegian: skrense
- Polish: zboczyć
- European Portuguese: desviar
- Romanian: a vira
- Russian: отклоняться
- Spanish: virar bruscamente
- Swedish: svänga åt sidan
- Thai: หักเลี้ยว
- Turkish: direksiyonu kırmak
- Ukrainian: звертати вбік
- Vietnamese: đi chệch
British English: deflect VERB
If you deflect something such as criticism or attention, you act in a way that prevents it from being directed towards you or affecting you.
The actor changed his name to deflect accusations of nepotism.
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.
British English: embezzle VERB
If someone embezzles money that their organization or company has placed in their care, they take it and use it illegally for their own purposes.
A former director embezzled company funds.
Translation of desviar from the Collins Portuguese to English Dictionary