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American English: /dəˈvərt/
, /daɪˈvərt/
British English: /dʌɪˈvəːt/
, /dɪˈvəːt/

Translation of divert in Spanish:

transitive verb

  • 1 1.1 (redirect)
    (traffic) (British English)
    I tried to divert the conversation away from the topic
    intenté desviar la conversación hacia otro tema
    Example sentences
    • With such potential being diverted away from worthwhile direction, I must admit that it breaks a little bit of my heart.
    • Another method employs moveable flaps in the rocket motor to divert the exhaust flow direction.
    • By 1920 state and private interests had carved four massive canals to divert water directly into the Atlantic Ocean and create dry farmland.
    1.2 (ward off)
    Example sentences
    • As memes evolve, they become better and better at distracting and diverting us from whatever we'd really like to be doing with our lives.
    • If you want to stop your baby doing something, the best way is to quickly distract and divert her onto a different activity.
    • Her attempt to get his attention only partially diverted him.
  • 2 2.1 (distract)
    2.2 (amuse) [formal]
    Example sentences
    • Sitting in the pub at lunchtime with his nibs, a pint and a good book was far more entertaining and diverting.
    • Needless to say, I wanted to put the book aside, because it is not entertaining or diverting.
    • I was diverted and entertained, but never truly absorbed.
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