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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to reroute)
a. desviar
The police diverted traffic to avoid the accident.La policía desvió el tráfico para evitar el accidente.
2. (to distract; used with "attention")
a. distraer
The soldier turned himself into the enemy to divert their attention while his partner snuck past to steal the files.El soldado se entregó a los enemigos para distraerlos mientras su compañero se colaba para robar los archivos.
3. (to entertain)
a. divertir
The jester diverted the king's subjects with his witty jokes.El bufón divirtió a los súbditos del rey con sus chistes ingeniosos.
b. entretener
Sally did what she could to divert the children while she watched them for the afternoon.Sally hizo lo que pudo para entretener a los niños mientras los cuidaba por la tarde.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (traffic, river, attention)
a. desviar
2. (amuse)
to divert oneselfdistraerse
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divert [daɪˈvɜːt]
transitive verb
1 [+traffic, train etc] desviar; [+conversation] cambiar
2 (amuse) divertir; entretener
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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