verb (used with or without object)
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Origin of deflect
OTHER WORDS FROM deflectde·flect·a·ble, adjectivede·flec·tor, noun
Example sentences from the Web for deflect
Brady’s screen pass was deflected to the Saints’ David Onyemata, who made the grab for the interception.Tom Brady and the Bucs were no match, again, for Drew Brees and the Saints|Mark Maske|November 9, 2020|Washington Post
It was too high, deflecting off McKissic’s fingertips and into the hands of Giants safety Jabrill Peppers.Four takeaways from Washington’s 23-20 loss to the Giants|Scott Allen|November 8, 2020|Washington Post
Gressel settled the ball, then stabbed a 16-yard shot that deflected off a defender and floated into the left side of the net for his second goal of the year.Revitalized D.C. United stays in mix for playoffs with third straight win|Steven Goff|October 29, 2020|Washington Post
Scientists would consult their charts, built on Dimorphos data, and suggest with greater confidence what it would take to deflect the space rock.The World’s Space Agencies Are on a Quest to Deflect a (Harmless) Asteroid|Jason Dorrier|September 27, 2020|Singularity Hub
One consequence of this protection is that it deflected the Taliban’s aggression to other targets.
Ever had a petty and vindictive boss, competent only at deflecting blame for his own shortcomings?
Weiner is, not surprisingly, very much against spoilers, and very good at deflecting questions.‘Mad Men’: Creator Matthew Weiner Shares 10 Facts About Season 6|Jace Lacob|January 23, 2013|DAILY BEAST
By pouncing on the moderator, Team Romney is deflecting attention from a tough night for its man.
For now, the Israeli Prime Minister has succeeded in deflecting attention away from the Palestinian issue.
Deflecting an attack, even more than getting in zingers, can be the difference between winning and losing.What Romney and Obama Can Learn About the Art of Debate Deflection|David Freedlander|October 2, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The pressure on the oblong planes which constituted the deflecting rudder was very great.The Motor Boys in the Clouds|Clarence Young
Jerry tilted the deflecting rudder, and the craft gracefully swooped down toward the earth.The Motor Boys After a Fortune|Clarence Young
Julian was deflecting Madge's course to the left of Gull Island.The Messenger|Elizabeth Robins
The strip, A, is first put under a slight pressure, deflecting the needle a few degrees from zero.Edison, His Life and Inventions|Frank Lewis Dyer and Thomas Commerford Martin
The same realism determined the speculation of the Italians, deflecting it from metaphysics to problems of practical life.Renaissance in Italy: Italian Literature|John Addington Symonds