Pronunciation: (dē'toor, di-toor'), [key]
1. a roundabout or circuitous way or course, esp. one used temporarily when the main route is closed.
2. an indirect or roundabout procedure, path, etc.
to make a detour; go by way of a detour.
1. to cause to make a detour.
2. to make a detour around: We detoured Birmingham.
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