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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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I will leave his other actions alone, as they were all alike, and they all succeeded, for the shortness of his life did not let him experience the contrary; but if circumstances had arisen which required him to go cautiously, his ruin would have followed, because he would never have deviated from those ways to which nature inclined him.
Belfast and Maston-- that it had deviated from its course from some unknown cause, and had not reached its destination; but that it had passed near enough to be retained by the lunar attraction; that its rectilinear movement had been changed to a circular one, and that following an elliptical orbit round the star of night it had become its satellite.
Four witnesses from the prosecution side including her parents have deviated from their previous statements, which they had recorded to the police under Section 161 of the Code of Criminal Procedure.
National Deputy President of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN), Bishop Francis Wale Oke, has expressed concern that churches in Nigeria have deviated from the cause of soul winning.
Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad is confident Malaysia will be able to move into right track after been deviated from its intended direction as the nation has successfully gone through many challenges.
MULTAN:Ex-MPA and PTI local leader Shahid Mehmood resigned from PTI membership and stated that the PTI had deviated from its manifesto.
The former prime minister also quoted other instances when the understanding was deviated from. He contended that all the References have at least 60 per cent of propositions of fact and 90 per cent of propositions of law which are common to them.
In previous methods of ensuring data quality, however, there were limitations in the ability to grasp human input errors and the patterns of occurrences when data deviated from the norm.
PLAINTIFF'S CLAIM The defendants deviated from the standard of care in not reading the echocardiograms.
The Grand Mufti added that these misguided groups deviated from Allah Almighty's right and straight approach and way; they are subject to the enemies of Shariah; and they want so distort the image of Islam by their actions and killing innocent people, noting that Islam forbids killing and distorting bodies, and calling on the nation the nation to pay attention to these dangers surrounding it.
Sultanpur, Apr.15 ( ANI ): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Lok Sabha candidate from Sultanpur Varun Gandhi on Tuesday in an indirect reference fired back on his cousin Priyanka Gandhi's remark, who said that he had deviated from the correct path.
"The truck driver deviated from the road as he tried to avoid a collision, but failed and crashed into the car."
He stressed that despite the reliance of the OIC on its member states in supporting the Palestinian cause, which is at the top of priorities for the OIC, the abovementioned countries have deviated from the OIC line.
The Texas-based collective bargaining agent for the 10,000 pilots of American Airlines (OTC: AAMRQ) said it has verified that pilot sick rates have not deviated from normal historical rates and that crew cancellations remain at normal rates as the airline wends its way through bankruptcy proceedings.