- ompadn draaidraai onsompaaie
Noun(1) a roundabout road (especially one that is used temporarily while a main route is blocked
Verb(1) travel via a detour
(1) The tree lay supine across the street and vehicles had to take a detour for over three hours, which time it took the Corporation employees to axe the tree into transportable portions.(2) On their way from playoff also-rans to just plain also rans, the Timberwolves have made an improbable detour into the NBA's elite.(3) A detour into the machine's guts to clean the heads yielded nothing, until I realized that the unit's analog recording function was fine.(4) In Slovenia I made a detour to Lake Bohinj, where Agatha and second husband Max had once tried to holiday incognito, only to be run to ground by enthusiastic Slovene journalists.(5) On the way to Lake Hood, take a detour to Earthquake Park.(6) Which means I have to take a detour from my trip to the bathroom, to go the supply closet upstairs and locate more toilet paper or paper towels or whatever else is needed.(7) When there is a traffic detour or a kid gets sick or I wake up late?(8) A temporary detour has been constructed while the main road is being rebuilt and resurfaced.(9) A closed road and a detour on the way, but I manage to find my way around that.(10) Some spectators were dancing right in front of the bandstand and every so often, a runner would detour out of the lane to join them in a few steps.(11) While on their way to sunny Hollywood, California, the Carters take a detour to visit an old abandoned silver mine.(12) This is a view from the west towards the construction site of the new bridge across the Klein Windhoek river where traffic has to negotiate the detour and temporary road markings.(13) P.S. Is everybody enjoying the detour into securities law?(14) As my husband and I try to leave, a Burroughs dad stops us to insist that we detour past the lunchroom, where volunteers have set out cookies and Dunn Bros coffee.(15) I was a bit tired at this point, so it was good to take a detour into Buckden and pause for cups of sweet tea, coffee cake and jam scone at the excellent West Winds Cottage Tea Room.(16) It was felt the route could become deeply rutted by uncontrolled vehicular use, encouraging drivers to detour off the route onto the fells.
1. diversion ::
2. circuitous route ::
3. indirect route ::
4. scenic route ::
5. bypass ::
6. digression ::
7. deviation ::
8. shortcut ::
Different Formsdetour, detoured, detouring, detours
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...my career trajectory
has taken a minor DETOUR.
The Big Bang Theory Season 3, Episode 1
Took a DETOUR.
Game of Thrones Season 4, Episode 1
What kind of DETOUR?
Breaking Bad Season 4, Episode 6
We took quite a DETOUR
from what I understand to be your thesis.
The Big Bang Theory Season 1, Episode 15
Why don't we take
a little DETOUR?
Breaking Bad Season 4, Episode 6
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