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used in Turtles All the Way Down

2 uses
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to 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
  • It was open and unfinished—the tiny trickle of water that was supposed to be diverted from the White River was instead dripping down into it, two stories below us.
    p. 265.3
  • Fifteen years ago, the government had set aside all this money to clean up the White River by building more sewage retention pools and expanding this tunnel system that runs underneath downtown, diverting a creek called Pogue's Run.
    p. 62.6

There are no more uses of "divert" in Turtles All the Way Down.

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