- v turn aside; turn away from
- v send on a course or in a direction different from the planned or intended one
- v occupy in an agreeable, entertaining or pleasant fashion
- v withdraw (money) and move into a different location, often secretly and with dishonest intentions
- s providing enjoyment; pleasantly entertaining
a diverting story
- Its basic activities, including color by number and coloring-book type pages as well as freestyle drawing, can be diverting for the preschool set, but the platform has been .
- The idea behind La Entrada al Pacifico (Corridor to the Pacific) is to ease overconcentration of Asian trade in Southern California by diverting goods to a port in western Mexico .
- That's the dilemma the director faced: to risk disappointing both the fan base (for diverting from the sacred text) and the agnostic mass audience (for being a confusing .
- Gordon Brown in Reuters South Africa
I believe that, if he attended, President Mugabe would undermine the summit, diverting attention from the important issues that need to be resolved. In those circumstances, my attendance would not be appropriate,Brown said in an article in...
- Jay Rockefeller in Forbes
Instead, "President Bush chose to invade Iraq, thereby diverting our military and intelligence resources away from the real war on terrorism," Rockefeller said. "Threats to the United States homeland are not emanating from Iraq. They are...
- Keith Vaz in guardian.co.uk
The committee chairman, Keith Vaz, said: "We cannot have on one hand a world of alcohol promotions for profit that fuels surges of crime and disorder, and on the other the police diverting all their resources to cope with it."