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detour

noun alternate route, by-pass, by-passage, cirruitous route, deflection, departure, deviation, deviation from a direct course, digression, diversion, excursion, indirect path, loop, roundabout course, temporary route, wrong course
Associated concepts: detour from course of employment, frolic and detour

detour

verb aberrare, alter one's course, avoid, change direction, change the bearing, circuit, deflect, depart from, depart from one's course, deviate, deviate from a direct course, digress, divert, divert from its course, drift, encircle, excurse, go around, go out of one's way, go out of the path, go out of the way, go round about, make a circuit, meander, perrorm a circuit, ramble, sidestep, skirt, stray, swerve, take a circuitous route, take a roundabout course, take a tempooary route, take an alternate highway, take an alternate route, take an indirect way, turn aside, vary, veer
Associated concepts: detour from course of employment, frolick and detour
See also: avoidance, deter, deviation, digress, digression, evasion
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Sometimes Holmes would hurry on, sometimes stop dead, and once he made quite a little detour into the meadow.
We had strict injunctions, however, on no account to pass the falls of Reichenbach, which are about half-way up the hill, without making a small detour to see them.
Rifles ranked so close even to that mountain path that a cry from him would bring the soldiers rushing up the hill, to say nothing of the fact that the wood and ridge were patrolled at regular intervals; rifles so far away, in the dim woods, dwarfed by distance, beyond the river, that an enemy could not slink into the town by any detour.
Making a considerable detour to avoid the chance of falling into the hands of the green men, I came at last to the great wall.
This DETOUR has been entirely for our benefit, then?
The way was most difficult, since shortly after leaving the river I encountered lofty cliffs split by numerous long, narrow fiords, each of which necessitated a con-siderable detour.
The ape-man made a slight detour and increased his speed until he had reached a point upon the trail in advance of the horseman.
What could have so suddenly transformed his matter-of-fact ascent of the giant bole to the swift and wary action of his detour among the branches?
To follow him it was necessary for the heavy, cumbersome apes to make a wide detour, and Sheeta, too, who hated water.
To make a detour would not lessen the chance of detection, it would only lengthen the period of her danger, and so she laid her course straight for the hill where her flier was, regardless of the tower.
On the third day I made a detour westward to avoid the country of the Band-lu, as I did not care to be detained by a meeting with To-jo.
Then, too, Tarzan had been forced to make a wide detour to avoid any possibility of meeting with returning raiders.