Definitions for deflect

Definitions for (verb) deflect

Main entry: block, deflect, parry

Definition: impede the movement of (an opponent or a ball)

Usage: block an attack

Main entry: deflect, distract

Definition: draw someone's attention away from something

Usage: The thief distracted the bystanders; He deflected his competitors

Main entry: deflect

Definition: turn aside and away from an initial or intended course

Main entry: bend, deflect, turn away

Definition: turn from a straight course, fixed direction, or line of interest

Main entry: forefend, forfend, fend off, stave off, avert, avoid, obviate, debar, deflect, ward off, head off

Definition: prevent the occurrence of; prevent from happening

Usage: Let's avoid a confrontation; head off a confrontation; avert a strike

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