Translation of "détourner" into English

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détourner verb Conjugation
détourne / détournai / détourné
turn away (tête)
Elle se détourna et se mit à pleurer.
She turned away and began to cry.
divert [daɪˈvə:t] (dérouter)
head off (prévention)
avert [əˈvə:t] (visage)
misappropriate [ˈmɪsəˈprəuprɪeɪt] (biens)
embezzle [ɪmˈbezl] (argent)
abduct [æbˈdʌkt] (crime)
deflect [dɪˈflekt] (défléchir)
discourage [dɪsˈkʌrɪdʒ] (décourager)
distract [dɪsˈtrækt] (divertir)
other translations 7

Phrases (17)

  1. détourner attention - divert
  2. détourner avion - hijack
  3. détourner conversation - change the subject
  4. détourner eau - divert
  5. détourner fonds - misappropriate
  6. détourner regard - look away
  7. détourner tête - look away
  8. détourner yeux - look away
  9. se détourner - turn away
  10. se détourner attention - divert


Elle détourna la tête, de peur qu'il ne voie ses larmes. She turned her head away, lest he should see her tears.
Elle se détourna et se mit à pleurer. She turned away and began to cry.
Si cet avion était détourné, bon Dieu, que feriez-vous ? If this airplane were to be hijacked, what in the world would you do?
Elle détourna la tête de peur qu'il puisse voir ses larmes. She turned her head away lest he see her tears.
Elle détourna son visage afin qu'il ne voie pas ses larmes. She turned her face away so he wouldn't see her tears.
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