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definition of the word divert

by the Wiktionnary

< Middle English diverten < Old French divertir (to turn or go different ways, part, separate, divert) < di- (apart) + vertere (to turn); see verse.

Infinitive
to divert

Third person singular
diverts

Simple past
diverted

Past participle
diverted

Present participle
diverting

to divert (third-person singular simple present diverts, present participle diverting, simple past and past participle diverted)

  1. (transitive) To turn aside from a course.
    The workers diverted the stream away from the road.
  2. (transitive) To distract.
    Don't let him divert your attention; keep your eye on the ball.


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