Detour

in a Sentence

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Definition of Detour

a long or out of the way route taken because the normal path is unavailable

Examples of Detour in a sentence

Because a car accident had blocked the highway, we had to take a massive detour that led us around the incident.

After a rockslide blocked the mountain road we were traveling on, we had to take a large detour guided by the local park rangers.

We took a detour on our way to Las Vegas because we figured there were plenty of cool things to see along the way there.

Even though we had to take a detour to get around the wet hallway in school, it’s fine because we ran into our friend because of it.

I had to take a detour to get around the blocked roadway created by the emergency vehicles there, making my commute ten minutes longer than usual.

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