deflect

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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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A puck that deflects into the net off of an attacking player who does not use a distinct kicking motion, is a legitimate goal.
If you are fortunate enough to have a calender with roll bending (figure 2), then by varying the bending cylinder's pressure the roll deflects to form the opposite effect to the product that the deflection causes, resulting in the proper product gauge accuracy.
8) shoots for goal and his on-target effort deflects off Michael Owen to leave keeper Paul Jones well beaten
It's about a tough-babe cop who, thanks to some mystical mumbo-jumbo, gets this goofy-looking metal arm that deflects bullets just like Wonder Woman's wristbands and pops out villain-skewering daggers similar to the knuckle-bound cutlery of the X-Men's Wolverine.
based on a historicist premise (1880-1920), the show's structure nonetheless deflects history's arrow: Curator John Elderfield et al.
The idea is to measure how far the atmosphere deflects rays of light coming from a star.
Since 1997, Array and its licensees have applied a method that electrostatically deflects the placement of the dots horizontally on the paper, called Dot Deflection Control (DDC).
She is a reluctant star who has appeared in ads with Michael Jordan, but who often deflects the attention to teammates.
It is not clear, however, what happens after the slab deflects horizontally and slows its descent.