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detour
Definition:
a roundabout road ( especially one that is used temporarily while a main route is blocked)

Synonyms:

noun
artifact
detour, roundabout way.
avoidance
run-around.
detour
bypass, digression, divergence, roundabout way, By-pass.
divergence
mutation, otherness, Alterity.
excursus
tangents, side remark.
indirect course
branch, bypass, bypath, byway, circuit, circumnavigation, circumvention, deviation, divergence, diversion, fork, roundabout way, substitute, Circumbendibus, service road, runaround, crotch, temporary route, alternate route, back road, circuitous route, secondary highway.
run-around
elusion, Escaping, run around, runaround, roundabouts, eschewal, elusions, come-off.
verb
motion
detour.
Examples of usage:
  1. Anxious as he was about the girl he loved, he did not go directly to the house on Meadow Lane, but made a detour to the little shop a few blocks away. – The Crevice by William John Burns and Isabel Ostrander
  2. I made a detour and studied the house, seeking a door by which I could enter without passing the unfriendly Gibraltar of a host and hostess on guard to welcome belated guests. – The House of a Thousand Candles by Meredith Nicholson
  3. Waiting till midnight, we saddled and packed and made a wide detour to the west, striking the road again perhaps four miles nearer Lampasos, which we reached safely late in the next afternoon; our grand old camp- guard, Curly, in better condition than either of us. – The Red-Blooded Heroes of the Frontier by Edgar Beecher Bronson
  4. The command of General Hunter had now reached and re- occupied Martinsburg, destroying over one million dollars worth of rations, and capturing one thousand prisoners that the rebels had left as guards, moving by detour, he flanked the enemy. – Campaign of the Fourteenth Regiment New Jersey Volunteers by J. Newton Terrill
  5. In another moment, the infantry broke, every man for himself, and making a detour, the cavalry pursued, and captured large numbers. – Mohun, or, The Last Days of Lee by John Esten Cooke

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