Currently reading this article, there is a line, says,
The Biden administration is returning to the Pentagon billions in funds diverted by President Donald Trump to build the wall at the southwestern border, and plans to cancel all related construction contracts, an administration official told ABC News on Friday.
"Border wall construction under the previous administration tied up more than $14 billion in taxpayer funds, shortchanged our military, and diverted attention away from genuine security challenges, like human traffickers. Rushed and haphazard wall construction also resulted in serious life, safety, and environmental issues," the official said.
What would the phrasal verb mean?
Macmillan gives several definitions, but none seem applicable.
Sorry I can't copy and paste all these definitions because of their unique character letters.