detour collocations and examples

 UK /ˈdiːtʊə(r)/

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a longer or unusual way to go somewhere

Adjectives frequently used with detour
short: brief, quick, short, slight, smallOn the way a short detour can be made to visit the impressive monastery at St Florian.long: lengthy, longI made detours, sometimes quite long detours, to avoid the ice.not planned: unplanned, unscheduledWe made an unscheduled detour into Ghent, to have a look at the new museum.
Verbs frequently used with detour
make, takeI brought Anni home, taking a detour to stop at the office and collect some things.
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