(Agencies, Ynet) Report: Iran officials told Assad to focus on Israel to divert attention from Syria crisis.
The controller asks if Sullenberger wants to divert to Teterboro in New Jersey, a few miles west of the Hudson.
They could be hoping for Democrats to divert resources, in which case, mission accomplished.
early 15c., from Middle French divertir (14c.), from Latin divertere "to turn in different directions," blended with devertere "turn aside," from dis- "aside" and de- "from" + vertere "to turn" (see versus). Related: Diverted; diverting.