deflect


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  • verb

Synonyms for deflect

distract

turn aside

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Synonyms for deflect

to cause to move, especially at an angle

to change the direction or course of

Synonyms for deflect

turn from a straight course, fixed direction, or line of interest

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turn aside and away from an initial or intended course

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draw someone's attention away from something

impede the movement of (an opponent or a ball)

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Mr Lidington said: ``Lord Whitty's comments were announced to desperate spinning to deflect criticism of the Government's own failures.
If it indicates a pass is on the way, the defender can thrust her hand between the opponent's outstretched arms and deflect the pass.
At the corners, the bending magnets deflect the circulating positrons and stimulate the emission of X rays with a broad range of wavelengths.
vReps enhance the customer experience and lower support costs by emulating live customer service representatives to deflect inquiries from higher support channels such as phone and email.
For the first time, experts think they can deflect space rocks, such as Apophis, which has a one-in-45,000 chance of hitting the planet in 2036.
He simply takes the blame publicly for President Bush's inclusion of the nuclear program in Iraq in his State of the Union address in an attempt to deflect the blame from the president for his unwarranted use of unreliable information as a reason for invading Iraq.
Wells observes that the melanin in brown hair and in the scalp can deflect much of the solar ultraviolet radiation that causes this condition, known as basal cell carcinoma.
Pavel Trnka's dump-in deflected off the boards and caught Charpentier to the right of his crease looking for the puck to deflect behind his goal.
With Fulham firing on all cylinders and John Collins orchestrating affairs in midfield, even a torrential downpour failed to deflect their crisp passing game.
The former England winger saw a shot deflect in off substitute David Perpetuini to seal a dramatic 2-1 victory over Gillingham.
Vancouver's Artem Chubarov opened the scoring with 9:16 left in the first period when he skated from behind the net and his backhand shot appeared to deflect off Schneider's stick and over Potvin's shoulder.
As Robinson crosses, he deflects the ball into the net under pressure from Scannell.
The flowing shapes made by a dervish's skirt, physicists have discovered, depend on the same force that deflects objects to the right in the Northern Hemisphere: the Coriolis effect.
A set of concentric copper circles deflects electromagnetic waves so that they slide around a structure.
During cold weather, setting the lever to WINTER deflects cold incoming air past the exhaust manifold.