Pronunciation: (di-vûrt', dī-), [key]
1. to turn aside or from a path or course; deflect.
2. Brit.to route (traffic) on a detour.
3. to draw off to a different course, purpose, etc.
4. to distract from serious occupation; entertain or amuse.
to turn aside; veer: It is sad to see so much talent divert to trivial occupations.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.