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    deflect - Dictionary definition and meaning for word deflect

    (verb) prevent the occurrence of; prevent from happening
    Example Sentence
    • Let's avoid a confrontation
    • head off a confrontation
    • avert a strike
    (verb) turn from a straight course, fixed direction, or line of interest
    Synonyms : bend , turn away
    (verb) turn aside and away from an initial or intended course Definition
    (verb) draw someone's attention away from something
    Synonyms : distract
    Example Sentence
    • The thief distracted the bystanders
    • He deflected his competitors
    (verb) impede the movement of (an opponent or a ball)
    Synonyms : block , parry
    Example Sentence
    • block an attack
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for deflect

sounds like reflect. If some thing reflects, it turns away

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