deflect

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  • Even a yellow dog may act to deflect the heart from its old self-centre. Cited from Levels of Living, by Henry Frederick Cope
  • Each one must be shot and deflected several times to complete the wave.
  • His long battle with cancer did not deflect him from his life's work.
  • If he had a wife to take up his attention, it might deflect him a little from us. Cited from Dear Enemy by Jean Webster #2
  • Near the end of the day we were again deflected to the west some distance by an open lead. Cited from The North Pole, by Robert E. Peary
  • Her force field could be used to deflect physical attacks, or rapidly extended to attack others.
  • It has many weapons, and can deflect small arms fire easily.
  • It was set up by humans to deflect popular attention from the truth.
  • A ball deflected by another ball, player, or object is no longer considered a high thrown ball.
  • Since that year other interests have served to deflect him largely from the legal profession.
  • Deflecting a ball with a ball that a player is holding is allowed.
  • The bullet entered his left shoulder and was deflected down to his heart.
  • He intercepted a pass for a four-yard return and deflected six others.
  • She was told to lead a normal life to deflect any suspicion even as she carried out the attacks.
  • The first shots fell short of the U-boat and the others deflected.
  • Williams used the results of his two years in office to deflect his opponent's attacks.
  • With his powers, he easily deflects all of their attacks.
  • He caused three fumbles and recovered another while also deflecting one pass.
  • Something has come between which deflects concern to side issues. Cited from Democracy and Education, by John Dewey
  • They are intended to be used in deflecting missels rather than actually to stop them. Cited from The Tinguian, by Fay-Cooper Cole
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Meaning of deflect

  • verb Turn from a straight course, fixed direction, or line of interest
  • verb Turn aside and away from an initial or intended course