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Definition of 'deflect'

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  1. prevent the occurrence of; prevent from happening; "Let's avoid a confrontation"; "head off a confrontation"; "avert a strike"
       Synonyms: debar obviate avert head off stave off fend off avoid ward off
  2. turn from a straight course , fixed direction, or line of interest
       Synonyms: bend turn away
  3. turn aside and away from an initial or intended course
  4. draw someone's attention away from something; "The thief distracted the bystanders"; "He deflected his competitors"
       Synonyms: distract
  5. impede the movement of (an opponent or a ball); "block an attack"
       Synonyms: parry block

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