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synonyms for detour

  • deviation
  • diversion
  • branch
  • bypass
  • bypath
  • byway
  • circuit
  • circumnavigation
  • circumvention
  • crotch
  • divergence
  • fork
  • substitute
  • alternate route
  • back road
  • circuitous route
  • circumbendibus
  • roundabout way
  • runaround
  • secondary highway
  • service road
  • temporary route
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Sure, an IPO is usually regarded as a road to riches, but there’s many a speed bump, detour, and dead-end on that hoped-for path to bundles of cash — especially in the presently buoyant ad tech land.
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So Mankiewicz’s decision to target Hearst was shocking, and the explanation for it requires a detour into Mankiewicz’s long and winding biography.
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She said a detour was set up around the area, but traffic was backed up for about three miles.
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If you’re planning on attending or booking a separate trip, keep these adventure detours in mind.
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In order to see why, we need to take a brief detour through the philosophy of mathematics.
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Leaving the main road a detour of a few miles enabled us to visit Crowland Abbey shortly before reaching Peterborough.
BRITISH HIGHWAYS AND BYWAYS FROM A MOTOR CARTHOMAS D. MURPHY
Had we known of this at the time, a short detour would have taken us through its quaint streets.
BRITISH HIGHWAYS AND BYWAYS FROM A MOTOR CARTHOMAS D. MURPHY
The much-desired inn soon appeared, but, to the surprise of Gorenflot, Chicot caused him to make a detour and pass round the back.
CHICOT THE JESTERALEXANDRE DUMAS, PERE
Three armed with Winchesters made a long detour and dropped quietly into the sage-brush just beyond accurate pistol-range.
BLAZED TRAIL STORIESSTEWART EDWARD WHITE
The enemy opened fire without delay, so the Yeomanry had to make a wide detour.
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WORDS RELATED TO DETOUR

  • detour
  • deviation
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