deflect

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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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As the name implies, they deflect by different amounts: When the stick or yoke is moved to the right, for example, the aileron on the right (descending) wing is deflected up much more than the left (ascending) wing's aileron is deflected down.
Serrated Light Illumination for Deflection-Encoded Recording (SLIDER) deflects light beams at a rate of one resolvable spot per picosecond.
8) shoots for goal and his on-target effort deflects off Michael Owen to leave keeper Paul Jones well beaten
The countermeasure is a grenade fired from a directional launcher that deflects rather than destroys the incoming penetrator.
A goal cannot be scored by an attacking player who kicks a puck that deflects into the net off any player, goalkeeper or Official.
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.