toggle menu
menu
vocabulary
1000+ books
Go to Book

divert
used in Fahrenheit 451

only 1 use
(click/touch triangles for details)
Definition
to distract someone's attention or (more rarely) to entertain
  • Montag had only a glimpse, before Faber, seeing Montag's attention diverted, turned quickly and shut the bedroom door and stood holding the knob with a trembling hand.
    p. 77.3
diverted = distracted
There are no more uses of "divert" in Fahrenheit 451.

Typical Usage  (best examples)
Dictionary / pronunciation — Google®Dictionary / more samples — Oxford® USDictionary list — Onelook.com®