To cause to turn aside or differ.
To change so as to be; become:
(Intransitive, literally of a line or path) To separate, to tend into a different direction (from another line or path).
To cause to strike an object or a surface and rebound:
To attract (the attention) away from its original focus; divert.
To rebound at least once from a surface.
To direct or send on a detour.
(Optics) To cause (light) to change direction as a result of entering a different medium.
To move or turn (something) at an angle:
To pivot is to turn or spin around a center point.
To keep from happening; prevent:
To collide and rebound; glance:
To turn aside or cause to turn aside sharply or suddenly from a straight line, course, etc.
To turn aside from a course or direction:
To turn aside from a course or established direction; swerve:
(Nautical) To fasten:
(Linguistics) To alter phonetically as part of a systematic historical change.
To transfer from (one conveyance) to another:
To deflect or ward off a thrust or blow.
(Sports) To impede an opponent.
To exclude or shut out; bar.
To refrain from (doing something):
In a straight line or direction; unswervingly
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