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desviar

Translation of desviar in English:

verbo transitivo/transitive verb

  • 4 (apartar)desviar a algn de algo las malas compañías lo han desviado del buen camino the bad company he keeps has led him astray no conseguirán desviarme de mi propósito they will not manage to deflect me from my goal

verbo pronominal/pronominal verb (desviarse)

  • 2 [persona]desviarse de algo to stray off sth nos desviamos del camino y nos perdimos we strayed off the path and got lost se han desviado de su programa original they have strayed from their original plan nos estamos desviando del tema we're getting off the point o going off at a tangent o getting sidetracked, we're digressing

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