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deviate from (something)

To move away from what is typical or has been planned. Please don't deviate from the itinerary, otherwise we'll be late for our dinner reservation. Curiosity led me to deviate from my usual path through the woods.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

deviate from something

to wander away from something, such as a path, road, etc.; to vary from the normal procedure. Please do not deviate from the path. You will crush the wildflowers. I will not deviate one inch from the route you have prescribed. They did not deviate from her instructions.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

deviate from

1. To wander or turn aside from some path, course, or way: The hiker deviated from the trail and got lost. The riverbank deviates from the side of the ridge where the sediment has built up.
2. To depart or stray from some subject or matter of discussion: The teacher deviated from the topic of the lecture.
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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deviates from an ATC clearance or instruction shall notify ATC of that deviation as soon as possible." Had he climbed, he would've had to tell me, so I could pry other aircraft away from him before they became a collision factor.
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Everybody should be mindful of the single fact that we cannot deviate from the basic principles of Islam.
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The Philippines will not 'deviate from' an international tribunal ruling that rejected China's claim to almost all of the South China Sea but it must build trust with China before discussing 'sensitive' bilateral issues, Malacanang said on Monday.
"The failure of global Zionism and the world arrogance in confronting the Islamic resistance face-to-face in Palestine and Lebanon has made them organize deviated streams in the form of Takfiri groups and fool a number of young Muslims to deviate the public opinion from the Palestinian issue and nullify the great achievements of the Islamic Awakening," a statement issued at the end of the meeting said on Tuesday.