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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The ProSort 100 family of sorters--offered with dual-sided positive diverts from left- or right-hand sides--is ideal for high speed diverting in e-commerce and parcel operations.