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1‘they planned to divert Siberia's rivers to desert areas’
reroute, redirect, change the course of, draw away, turn aside, head off, deflect, avert, transfer, channel
2‘he diverted her from her studies’
distract, detract, sidetrack, lead away, draw away, be a distraction, put off, disturb someone's concentration
3‘only a richly variegated story can divert them’
amuse, entertain, distract, titillate, delight, give pleasure to, beguile, enchant, interest, fascinate, occupy, absorb, engross, rivet, grip, hold the attention of
informal tickle someone's fancy, tickle pink, bowl over, be a hit with
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.