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
For weeks, we practiced the Czech incantations that would deflect the Devil.I brought my kids to the Devil for Christmas. And they’re fine. Right?|Petula Dvorak|December 17, 2020|Washington Post
“At bottom, the court finds that defendants’ proffered justifications are nothing more than thinly veiled post-hoc rationales to deflect from the discriminatory impact of the policy,” he wrote in the ruling.Federal judge rules Ohio birth certificate policy is unconstitutional|Parker Purifoy|December 16, 2020|Washington Blade
Understanding the characteristics and motion of near-Earth asteroids helps determine which ones might pose a danger to Earth — and how they could be safely deflected.
Dark matter peculiarly does not emit, reflect, or absorb light, though it deflects it.Five Scientists on the Heroes Who Changed Their Lives - Issue 93: Forerunners|Alan Lightman, Hope Jahren, Robert Sapolsky,|December 2, 2020|Nautilus
Four plays later, Randy Bullock’s 58-yard field goal attempt as time expired in the first half deflected off the right upright.Four takeaways from Washington’s 20-9 win over the Bengals|Scott Allen|November 22, 2020|Washington Post
There are remains of eight roof pilasters, a central fireplace, a deflector, and a ventilator shaft in the kiva.Aztec Ruins National Monument--New Mexico|John M. Corbett
Beneath the mixer was a hopper provided with a deflector which directed the concrete to right or left as desired.Concrete Construction|Halbert P. Gillette
It's hot inside a deflector screen and they'd get their uniforms all sweaty and out of press.The Best Made Plans|Everett B. Cole
Wiley, who had been peering into the recesses of the Deflector, was fumbling in an exploratory fashion at its fittings.
They found him still working at the Deflector, from whose interior once more a strange rat-tat-tat was issuing.