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Definitionto change the direction of something; or to distract someone's attention
or more rarely: to change the purpose for which something is used — such as an army or funds
- He looked about for something that could honorably divert his attention, saw a red chicken go mincing by, and ran at it.Chapter 8 (34% in)
There are no more uses of "divert" in The Grapes of Wrath.
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