divert divert  /daɪ ˈvɜrt/

Definition(s):

  1. (v) turn aside; turn away from
  2. (v) send on a course or in a direction different from the planned or intended one
  3. (v) occupy in an agreeable, entertaining or pleasant fashion
  4. (v) withdraw (money) and move into a different location, often secretly and with dishonest intentions

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. The EA-6B Prowler helped divert the Libyan-fired SA-5 Gammon missiles that touched off the skirmishing.
  2. In Varanasi--where 60,000 people gather daily, most for a holy dip--pumps were set up to divert sewage to a new treatment plant downstream.
  3. But that night the enemy struck back, mortaring two base camps a tactic sometimes used by the Communists to divert the Allies from more serious business near by.

News

  1. Some flights to RSW delayed due to weather

    Storms have forced a JetBlue plane headed to Southwest Florida International Airport to divert and land in Sarasota.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: WINK TV Southwest Florida

  2. Traffic divert after Clay County crash

    ORANGE PARK, Fla. -- Traffic is being diverted after a crash on Blanding Boulevard earlier this afternoon.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: FOX30 / CBS47 Jacksonville

  3. Embattled U.N. rights envoy for Palestinian areas vows to stay on

    By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) - The United Nations human rights investigator for the Palestinian territories said on Tuesday he would not resign and accused critics of calling him anti-Semitic to divert attention from his scrutiny of Israeli policies. Richard Falk said U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon had "joined in the attacks". UN Watch, an activist group that Falk labels as a "pro ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

Quotes

  1. As Editor & Publisher reported, at the bottom of the March 3 posting, Coulter wrote: "IT'S ALWAYS GOOD TO DIVERT BONIOR FROM HIS PRINCIPAL PASTIME WHICH IS FRONTING FOR ARAB TERRORISTS."
    on Mar 5, 2007 By: Ann Coulter Source: Media Matters for America

  2. In a statement, the Duchess said: "I'm very touched to have been invited by Prince William and Prince Harry." "I accepted and wanted to support them, however, on reflection I believe my attendance could divert attention from the purpose of...
    on Aug 27, 2007 By: the Duchess of Cornwall Source: Daily Star

  3. "This is a very dangerous crossing. Lives are lost every time people try to make this crossing," Napolitano said, adding that Haitians caught at sea will be repatriated. "Please do not have us divert our necessary rescue and relief efforts...
    on Jan 17, 2010 By: Janet Napolitano Source: Washington Post

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