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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If a cue ball collides on an angle with a colored ball, both balls would deflect in a V-shape at a -- angle.
Extending the arms and exposing the ball could allow the defense to deflect or steal it (Photo 3).
It's fortunate that Mr Gallon put his arm up to deflect the direction of the knife which you lunged towards his chest, otherwise matters might have been much worse for you and for him.
However, our cars do have plastic-laminated glass that will deflect some bullets at an angle until the glass gets shattered.
The fabric in the live area will then deflect slightly in the direction of metal flow.
WHAT THEY WILL LET YOU KNOW: THE Cabinet Papers reveal that a top Thatcher aide sought to exploit the infant Prince William to deflect attention from a Cold War peace march.
According to the Herald Sun, Steinitz did not say who was responsible, but said the government had successfully managed to deflect almost every attack, thereby avoiding serious disruption or other damage.
The article states, "The left aileron will deflect upward.
Acting much less like a sheriff than a politician, he has retreated to the typical political response to crisis: Deny and deflect.
Just as light rays bend when they enter water from air, X rays deflect as they travel through objects of varying densities.
Soon as a result is effected, the Thrower tries to sneak a ball behind the GK while the D tries to deflect the ball into the net.
Nicholson was replying to a report in the Racing Post in which Cheltenham's manager of commercial operations, Peter McNeile, said the clash threatened to deflect the focus from The Open 2000 meeting.
This is accomplished by moving the rolls in the pattern shown thus the nip remains constant when the rolls deflect.
In filing the response to the State Bar, Lisoni stressed that Bridgestone/Firestone's complaint was a "desperate, dysfunctional act on its part to deflect public attention away from the extremely serious defects in their Steeltex tires.
While that might seem a distant threat, there's far less time available to deflect it off course.