divert

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To distract

Don't let him divert your attention; keep your eye on the ball.

To turn aside from a course

The workers diverted the stream away from the road.

To entertain or amuse (by diverting the attention)
to turn from the accustomed course or a line of action already established
{v} to turn aside, entertain, please, ruin
vt to turn (a person or thing) aside from a course, direction, etc into another; deflect
send on a course or in a direction different from the planned or intended one
To turn aside; to digress
turn aside; turn away from
occupy in an agreeable, entertaining or pleasant fashion; "The play amused the ladies"
send on a course or in a direction different from the planned or intended one withdraw (money) and move into a different location, often secretly and with dishonest intentions
To turn away from any occupation, business, or study; to cause to have lively and agreeable sensations; to amuse; to entertain; as, children are diverted with sports; men are diverted with works of wit and humor
To divert vehicles or travellers means to make them follow a different route or go to a different destination than they originally intended. You can also say that someone or something diverts from a particular route or to a particular place. Rainham Marshes, east London, where a new bypass will divert traffic from the A13 We diverted a plane to rescue 100 passengers She insists on diverting to a village close to the airport
The route of a shipment changed in transit from that shown on the original billing Used interchangeably with reconsign
  Change in aircraft assignment from one target to another or to a new fire
To turn aside; to turn off from any course or intended application; to deflect; as, to divert a river from its channel; to divert commerce from its usual course
disapproval If you say that someone diverts your attention from something important or serious, you disapprove of them behaving or talking in a way that stops you thinking about it. They want to divert the attention of the people from the real issues. = distract
To channel something to another location
Removing water from its natural course or location, or controlling water in its natural course or location, by means of a ditch, canal, flume, reservoir, bypass, pipeline, conduit, well, pump, or other structure or device (Rice/White, 1991)
To divert a phone call means to send it to a different number or place from the one that was dialled by the person making the call. He instructed switchboard staff to divert all Laura's calls to him
withdraw (money) and move into a different location, often secretly and with dishonest intentions
To change the route of a shipment in transit
To divert money or resources means to cause them to be used for a different purpose. The government is trying to divert more public funds from west to east
{f} distract; entertain; turn in a different direction, deflect
divert a flight
change the route of an aircraft
divert one's attention
turn one's attention away from
diverted
Simple past tense and past participle of divert
diverted
that has been subject to diversion
diverting
{a} a turning, pleasing, ageeable
divertingly
{a} in an entertaining manner
Diverted
amused
diverted
pleasantly occupied; "We are not amused" -Queen Victoria
diverted
past of divert
diverting
If you describe something as diverting, you mean that it is amusing or entertaining. = enjoyable. entertaining and amusing
diverting
present participle of divert
diverting
{s} amusing, entertaining; distracting, redirecting, deflecting
diverting
Amusing; entertaining
diverting
providing enjoyment; pleasantly entertaining; "an amusing speaker"; "a diverting story"; "a fun thing to do"
divertingly
distractingly, in a confusing manner
diverts
third-person singular of divert
divert