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WordReference English-Spanish Dictionary © 2018:

Principal Translations
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desviar vtrverbo transitivo: Verbo que requiere de un objeto directo ("di la verdad", "encontré una moneda"). (cambiar la ruta)divert vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  (river)alter the course of v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  (ball, blow)deflect, parry vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  (eyes, gaze)avert vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
 Desviaron el curso del río para prevenir inundaciones en la localidad.
 They diverted the course of the river to prevent floods in the region.
desviarse v prnlverbo pronominal: Verbo que se conjuga con un pronombre átono ("me", "te", "se") que concuerda con el sujeto ("lavarse", "irse", "enojarse"). (cambiar de rumbo) (vehicle)turn off vi phrasalphrasal verb, intransitive: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning and not taking direct object--for example, "make up" [=reconcile]: "After they fought, they made up."
  (road, path)branch off vi phrasalphrasal verb, intransitive: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning and not taking direct object--for example, "make up" [=reconcile]: "After they fought, they made up."
  (ship, plane)change course vtr + n
  take a detour vtr + n
 Nos desviamos de la carretera principal para evitar el embotellamiento.
 We turned off the main road to avoid the bottleneck.
 
Additional Translations
SpanishEnglish
desviarse v prnlverbo pronominal: Verbo que se conjuga con un pronombre átono ("me", "te", "se") que concuerda con el sujeto ("lavarse", "irse", "enojarse"). (salirse del tema)stray, wander viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
  digress viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
  go off topic v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 Se desvió del guión que le habían pasado y tuvo que improvisar.
 He strayed (or: wandered) from the script that they had given him, and he had to improvise.
desviar vtrverbo transitivo: Verbo que requiere de un objeto directo ("di la verdad", "encontré una moneda"). (alejar de su objetivo)distract, divert vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  (informal)sidetrack vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
   viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
 Su nueva relación lo desvió de sus estudios.
 His new relationship diverted (or: distracted) him from study.
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WordReference English-Spanish Dictionary © 2018:

Compound Forms:
SpanishEnglish
desviar el tabique deviate your septum
desviar fondos loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). (desviar dinero)divert funds vtr + npl
  (illegal)embezzle funds vtr + npl
 Se acusa al gobierno de desviar fondos a empresas privadas.
desviar la atención loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). (distraer)divert attention vtr + n
  (passive)be distracted vi + past p
 This sentence is not a translation of the original sentence. The clown diverted the attention of the spectators.
desviar la mirada loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). (mirar hacia otro lado)look away vi phrasalphrasal verb, intransitive: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning and not taking direct object--for example, "make up" [=reconcile]: "After they fought, they made up."
  avert your eyes v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 Verónica desvió la mirada cuando la llamé.
desviar una llamada loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). (redirigir una llamada)forward a phone call v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  transfer a phone call, divert a phone call v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 La secretaria desvió una llamada para el jefe.
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