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divert (someone or something) from (someone or something)

To induce someone or something to change course or direct their attention to something else. Try to divert the cars from the main road onto the side street if you can. Good luck diverting the kids away from cartoons so that they'll do their homework.
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divert someone or something from someone or something

to turn someone or something aside or away from someone or something. We could not divert his attention from his mother. I could not divert the woman from her interest in the book.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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And on Saturday night a New York-bound jet turned around over the Atlantic and diverted to Dublin.
Sources said two flights from Delhi were diverted on Tuesday because of VIP movement.
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She then said that if they did not settle down, the flight would be diverted. Half an hour later, the captain reaffirmed to Tsikhiseli that he would indeed divert the plane if they did not drop the matter.
Her medication was packed in the hold of the plane and the captain decided to divert to the nearest airport.
Only then did Dash-3 realize that his fuel had dwindled below bingo state, and he asked the flight lead how far it was to the divert field.