verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
Examples from the Web for detour
The ice cream remains reason enough to detour off I-84 for a visit to this mid-20th century gem.
I will detour for a moment because this where I often see interviewers and pundits roll their eyes.Putin’s Sochi and Hitler’s Berlin: The Love Affair Between Dictators and the Olympic Games.|Garry Kasparov|February 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
On the way to the West Bank, perhaps you could take a detour to visit some of the African neighborhoods in Tel Aviv.
I knew what I wanted to do, and college just felt like a detour.Shoshanna No More: Zosia Mamet of ‘Girls’ On Her New Off-Broadway Play|Janice Kaplan|February 17, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Michel's rise was so rapid that the Israeli Knesset episode stood out as a detour, a rare false note.
During this conversation they had left the drawing-room and made a detour through the grounds.An Unsocial Socialist|George Bernard Shaw
Francis made a detour, so as to avoid being noticed by the gondoliers, and then again followed.The Lion of Saint Mark|G. A. Henty
She was too much of a woman to run straight to her je-le-veux, so long as she could wind thitherward serpentinely and by detour.Love Me Little, Love Me Long|Charles Reade
When the horse drew near, it made a detour, avoiding them, and eyes accustomed to the darkness could see that it was riderless.Injun and Whitey to the Rescue|William S. Hart
This made it necessary for them to retreat and make a detour in order to reach cover.A Prince of Anahuac|James A. Porter