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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Being aware how much we could deflect the string allowed us to improve our form.
"In this context, we will continue to emphasize extremely clear that we have harshly deflected and will continue to deflect the US attempts to hinder the quick and final elimination of the terrorist hotbed in Syria, slow down the offensive of the Syrian government troops," the deputy minister added.
The reason differential aileron movement works is that deflection of an aileron upward can't do much harm; it is the aileron deflected downward that can be the "troublemaker," i.e., the one possibly precipitating a wing-tip stall.
Back in October 2009, the Black Cats claimed a controversial victory over the Reds when Darren Bent's shot hit an errant beach ball and deflected past Pepe Reina for the only goal of the game.
As always, he deflected praise for the award onto his players and his staff.
Speaking to Fars then, the lieutenant commander of the Khatam ol-Anbia Air Defense Base, Colonel Moharram Qolizadeh, pointed to the key role of electronic jamming systems in winning electronic warfare, and said Iran was seeking to go one more step to deceive and deflect incoming missiles.
Albion fans appealed optimistically for a penalty, but Luke Young clearly got a touch on the ball to deflect it away from Vela and back to Friedel.
An effective mitigation strategy would not only need to deflect an earth- threatening asteroid from its path but also ensure that the deflection does not place the asteroid into a so- called ' keyhole', which would lead to a secondary impact some years later.
I recall it as being a piece of flat steel angled 45 degrees forward with a hole for the bullets to pass through, the following gasses tending to deflect the muzzle downward and neutralize barrel climb.
But this pool whiz also knows that if he were to hit the cue ball so that it collides on an angle with the colored ball, both balls would deflect in a V-shape, or 90[degrees] angle (see Nuts & Bolts, right).
Love describe how an efficient "tugboat" mission could deflect a potential 200-meter (660-foot) asteroid on course for Earth.
Learn to identify ritualistic and intrusive thought patterns, and learn how to deflect them and turn them away with an excellent self-help guide to why obsessive thoughts persist and how psychologists treat the disorder.
Each of these was subtly altered by its proximity to the glimmering screens, the ordinary function of which is to absorb or deflect heat but here served to absorb or deflect the viewer's gaze.
This will make it difficult for the defense to deflect or steal the ball.
With machined springs, all coils deflect under load.