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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

To change direction; to turn aside.

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Used as a verb, listen here, it means: To change direction; to turn aside. Used as an adjective, listen here, it means: Deviant: different, in a bad way, from what is considered normal.

Usage examples (31)
  • She did not deviate from her determination to tell the truth.
  • Straight: Here we deviate from the standard number matching.
  • Bowen still found enough energy to deviate from the plan just a bit.
  • I bet many, many writers share that tendency to deviate from the plot. for more
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