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

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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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But as in carrying them into effect they become revealed and known, they are at once obstructed by those men whom he has around him, and he, being pliant, is diverted from them.
The vehicles coming from University Road would be diverted from Islamia College Right turn towards Guru Mandir and ahead.
Planning minister says Rs24bn were diverted to uplift projects from several heads, including CPECISLAMABAD:Planning Minister Khusro Bakhtiyar on Friday admitted to partial cutbacks in projects related to China-Pakistan Economic Corridor as reports had emerged hinting diversion of Rs 24billion in discretionary funds for lawmakers to carry out uplift projects in respective areas.Talking to media here, the minister said that the federal government had diverted Rs 24 billion from some other heads to the PSDP [Public Sector Development Projects] and that the amount was not solely diverted from the CPEC head.
For all vehicles coming towards Mashriq Hotel City Saddar Road: Traffic will be diverted from Mashriq Hotel City Saddar Road, passenger vehicles will be diverted back towards Saddar and other cars will be permitted to proceed towards Mohanpura from where they will be allowed to move towards Pirwadhai via Novelty Cinema.
Traffic will be diverted from Mashriq Hotel City Saddar Road, passenger vehicles will be diverted back towards Saddar and other cars will be allowed to proceed towards Mohanpura from where they will be allowed to move towards Pirwadhai via Novelty Cinema.
Routes 56 and 56A are diverted from Washington Road via Spire Road.
Several in-bound flights were diverted from Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA), after a thunderstorm blanketed most parts of the Klang Valley today.
According to plan the traffic coming from Nazimabad will be diverted to Soldier Bazar, traffic coming from Liaqatabad will be diverted from Teen Hutti to Marton Road.
During the procession from Jhelum to Gujranwala, the traffic coming from Gujranwala to Rawalpindi will be diverted from Noorakoat, Harrianwala Chowk, Shaheen Chowk and Lalamusa which can rejoin GT road from Kharrian.
ABC News has reported Southwest Airline officials diverted a Southwest flight was diverted from Los Angeles to Albuquerque due to unusual passenger behavior, the news source said.
Eight patients in total had to be diverted from the Wrexham hospital's A&E department after it became "overstretched".
Five flights have been diverted from Larnaca to Paphos due to the dust cloud covering the island.
Route 044, which serves Al Karama Street to Al Falah Street, will be diverted from Al Karama Street going through Hazza bin Zayed Street, Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum Street and Al Falah Street going through Sultan Bin Zayed the First Street to Zayed the First Street, and will then go back to its normal route.
Last week an Emirates flight from Dubai was diverted from Birmingham to Gatwick when the pilot was unable to land as 60mph gusts battered the country.
"The most recent occurrence was Thursday, May 30, when ambulances were diverted from Aintree to another hospital from 1.30am - 2.30am.