route (someone or something) around (something or some place)

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route (someone or something) around (something or some place)

To cause or direct someone or something to travel along a particular path around something or some place, as to bypass or avoid it. There is a sensor in the new grid that can detect problems in the network and route power around them to avoid large-scale outages. Drivers are being routed around the most central part of the city while work is being done to repair the roads.
See also: around, route

route someone or something around something

to send someone or something on a path that avoids something. The travel agent routed us around the congestion of the big city. Due to the storm, they routed the trains around the fallen bridge.
See also: around, route