detour detour  /dɪ ˈtʊr/


  1. (n) a roundabout road (especially one that is used temporarily while a main route is blocked)
  2. (v) travel via a detour


  1. Detour in Fayetteville begins today after morning rush

    Drivers traveling Route 5 in Fayetteville will encounter a six-mile detour after the morning rush hour as work begins on a culvert replacement project.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: The Post-Standard

  2. Detour: Fleming Road starting, Walkup Road finishing

    • FLEMING ROAD: Work continues to rebuild the 2 1/2-mile stretch of road between Route 120 and Country Club Road. A posted detour reroutes drivers through Woodstock along Routes 120, 47 and 14.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Northwest Herald

  3. Detour around I-5 Skagit bridge taking more than an hour northbound

    It’s getting extra  painful out there on Interstate-5 by the collapsed Skagit River bridge.  The Washington State Department of Transportation reports that the detour (around Mount Vernon and Burlington) is taking an extra 65 minutes northbound and 52 minutes southboun
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Seattle Times

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  1. After last night's testy debate, Mitt Romney said that John McCain, "took a shard detour off the straight talk express" when McCain accused Romney of wanting to set timetables for withdrawing US troops from Iraq.
    on Jan 31, 2008 By: Mitt Romney Source: FOXNews

  2. "At least I could make up a couple of places after (which) I unfortunately took a detour into the grass and fell back into last place again," Schumacher said.
    on May 18, 2008 By: Michael Schumacher Source:

  3. "To me, this is just a little detour in his career," manager Joe Girardi said. "He just needs to iron out some things."
    on May 4, 2008 By: Joe Girardi Source: USA Today

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