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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A turning aside from the direct or regular route.

Usage examples (33)
  • The detour off the main highway made them 20 minutes late for the party.
  • A detour is a choice between two tasks ... each with its own pros and cons.
  • I think the detour is enough is to make you sick, driving anything over 50 km/h.
  • The next time you are in a bookshop take a detour from the section you normally head straight for. for more
Tutoring comment
  • The long "detour" (a roundabout course) would not "deter" (persuade one not to do) the driver from delivering the "detur" (a present of books given to a meritorious undergraduate student) to the winning student.
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