Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DETOURING

It was a long way around to the tanker Vern was on, hopping from deck to deck, detouring around open stretches.

Detouring around the living room, Penny went to the kitchen to prepare herself a belated breakfast.

As the banks of the river were giving way to marshes, he had to wade through mud and water, detouring the boggy sections.

Thus the detouring added greatly to the distance the map had vouched for.

WORD ORIGIN

1738, from French détour, from Old French destor "side road, byway; evasion, excuse," from destorner "turn aside," from des- "aside" + tourner "to turn" (see turn (v.)).

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR DETOURING

devious

adjectivecrooked; indirect
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.