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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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On the other hand, nasal obstruction in adults is almost totally attributed to deviated nasal septum or turbinate hypertrophy, with adenoid hypertrophy being the least likely causative factor in the minds of clinicians.
Compensatory mucosal hypertrophy of the contralateral turbinate usually accompanies a deviated nasal septum, and is presumed to protect the more patent nasal cavity from the excess airflow, like drying and crusting (17, 18).
After doing a standard septoplasty, caudal part of septum was dissected of the nasal spin and deviated septum was corrected by stitching it to nasal spine using Prolene 4/0 (Pastorek's technique).
Deviated nasal septum was more common in low birth weight babies but the association was not statistically significant.
A spokeswoman for the Labour leader said: "Ed Miliband had an operation this morning to correct a deviated septum in order to help with his sleep apnoea."
The product also helps to open deviated septa and enhance overall breathing by increasing oxygen levels.
His spokesman said: "On medical advice he is having a routine operation to correct the deviated septum at the end of July with the NHS."
I hope those who deviated would come back to the right path," he said.
Health care giant GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) has identified several reasons behind this condition, in particular nasal congestion and deviated septum.
GSK has identified the major reasons behind this condition, in particular nasal congestion and deviated septum.
Summary: Churches and Christian political factions in Lebanon launched on Thursday a joint initiative to define appropriate political conduct, saying that political life had "deviated" from its rightful path.
church has deviated from the great commandment that Jesus told us was the basis for all of our Christian principles.
A major finding is that the EMG activity of all right muscles, despite their functional and anatomical diversity, was minimized not only at the initial, vertical position, but also in the reversal phase of movement when the moving leg was maximally deviated from the vertical position.
"Thanks to God, the security forces managed to detain members of the deviated group who have links with elements outside the kingdom while planning to carry out criminal acts inside," a statement read.
Varone deviated from his usual flow of energy, infusing the work with stillness.