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Synonyms for deflect

distract

turn aside

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to cause to move, especially at an angle

to change the direction or course of

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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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SCUNTHORPE moved out of the Championship relegation zone after Martyn Woolford's deflected strike gave them a vital victory over fellow strugglers Plymouth.
The former Liverpool man was to make his mark, but his 15th-minute strike, which was deflected past Shay Given by the helpless Taylor, proved little more than consolation for his side.
Gretna thought they had regained the lead on 47 minutes as an effort by Grady was deflected in by Ryan McGuffie, but he was offside.
But Saints clinched it when Russell Hogarth deflected a Duncan Caithness cross into his own net.
color -- ran in SAC edition only) Roy Riley, a lifeguard at Castaic Lake for five years, deflected praise for saving the life of a 21-year-old woman.
Widely and equally spaced, these coils allow even electrons deflected by large angles to reach a series of detectors arranged in concentric shells around the target area.
He picked himself up and fired in a free-kick that deflected off the wall for his 11th goal in as many games.
The Cottagers had taken a first-half lead on 31 minutes when Zoltan Gera's low drive was deflected by Michael Morrison into his own net.
Forfar took the lead in nine minutes when a John Ovenstone header deflected off Jon Smart and wrong-footed keeper Craig Wight.
Graham completed his double six minutes before the break when he deflected Allan Jenkins' shot past McGlynn from close range.
The Midlands Alliance side were so close to reaching the quarter-finals and were beaten in the end by a deflected free kick.
CBS employees in the back of the room gasped at the query, but Moonves deflected it as deftly as network executives deflect all difficult questions.
In fact it needed a big stroke of luck to win it on the night five minutes from time, as Berg deflected a Joaquin cross-shot that had been touched on by Ruben Baraja to give Spain a narrow lead at the half way stage.
The home side rallied and a deflected free-kick by Williams was headed off the line by Richie Foran.
In the last few years, seismic studies have grown equivocal: Some show deep slabs, while others show deflected ones.