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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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The R 55 counters the risk of increased wear due to vacuum formation between the sealing and the deflecting lips through the use of lip texture.
The STEER-IT(tm) Deflecting Tip Guidewire is used in positioning catheters and other interventional devices, such as drug-eluting stents, in a patient's coronary.
The STEER-IT(tm) Guidewire is an important advance in interventional device technology because its bidirectional deflecting tip gives physicians more control and ease-of-use than conventional guidewires," said Maurice Buchbinder, M.
The new Cohen Tip Deflecting Endobronchial Blocker from Cook Incorporated's Critical Care division allows anesthesiologists to establish single-lung ventilation easily by directing its unique deflecting tip left or right into the desired bronchial passage.
Somebody needs to find a cure for this virulent and rampant virus - denying responsibility, deflecting accountability, defending incompetence - before it kills democracy.
Earlier this year, other researchers announced the development of atomicinterferometry techniques for deflecting beams of atoms ever so slightly (SN: 9/7/91, p.
Since Gain Knowledge supports both novice and expert users from a single knowledge base, it enables companies to publish user-appropriate information to a Web self-service site, deflecting common inquiries to a fast and low-cost channel.
A lucky break enabled them to tie the score seven minutes after Courtnall's blunder, with Duchesne's shot from the right circle deflecting off the stick of Blackhawks defenseman Bryan Muir and past Thibault.
But four minutes later, Fiset misplayed a centering pass by Kilger, the puck deflecting off his stick and into the net for a 2-2 tie that stood until Audette scored the game-winner.
This is very good news to companies seeking to cut the ever-increasing cost of customer service in a tight economy, because virtual assistants -- the more formal term for online robots or "bots" -- are extremely efficient at deflecting traffic from paid customer service representatives.
The dirt was downright demonic to Harrison, shortstop Ramon Vazquez and Regan, sending normally routine ground balls deflecting off the hard dirt and changing directions without warning.
LeClair, who helped lead the Montreal Canadiens to the 1993 Stanley Cup, disappointed his former fans again, deflecting a shot from just inside the blue line by Bryan Smolinski past goalie Curtis Joseph.
This time, Brazil's only goal came courtesy of the United States, with defender Marcelo Balboa deflecting a Brazilian shot into his own net in the 80th minute.