transitive verb/verbo transitivo
- 1 1.1 (redirect) [stream/flow] desviar*; [traffic] (British English/inglés británico) desviar* I tried to divert the conversation away from the topic intenté desviar la conversación hacia otro temaMore example sentences1.2 (ward off) [blow/attack] eludir, esquivar
- 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.
- 2 2.1 (distract) [attention/thoughts] distraer* 2.2 (amuse) [formal] divertir*, entretener*More example sentences
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- 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.
- 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.
Here is a selection of useful words and phrases you will need in real-life situations while you're visiting Spain and other Spanish-speaking countries...
The Chilean presidential palace in the capital, Santiago, is called Palacio de la Moneda.