Meaning of divert

di•vert

Pronunciation: (di-vûrt', dī-), [key]
— v.t.
  1. to turn aside or from a path or course; deflect.
  2. to route (traffic) on a detour.
  3. to draw off to a different course, purpose, etc.
  4. to distract from serious occupation; entertain or amuse.
—v.i.
  1. to turn aside; veer: It is sad to see so much talent divert to trivial occupations.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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