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.
Sharing the traffic plan, CTO said the vehicles coming towards Murree Road from Tipu Road would be diverted from Rawalpindi Medical University towards Fauji Tower.
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.
All commercial vehicles coming from SITE area to proceed towards Shara-e-Faisal or Karsaz will be diverted from Liaquatabd No.
Moreover, i) All commercial vehicles coming from SITE area to proceed towards Shara-e-Faisal or Karsaz will be diverted from Liaquatabd No.
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.
HEALTH chiefs have hit back at claims that ambulances were diverted from Wrexham to Bangor.
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.
She said: "The flight was diverted from Heathrow to Stansted.
l Traffic will be diverted from the Fouad Shehab and Suleiman Franjieh highways.
On Saturday, February 28, Saturday, March 7 and Sunday, March 8, vehicles going south on the A167 heading for the retail parks will be diverted from the Pity Me roundabout to Abbey Road.
Recycling of these materials during construction of the Joint Computational Engineering Laboratory (JCEL), a 64,500-square-foot building, resulted in 85 percent by weight (807 tons) of all construction debris being diverted from direct landfill disposal.