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verb as in bounce off; turn aside

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Brady’s screen pass was deflected to the Saints’ David Onyemata, who made the grab for the interception.

It was too high, deflecting off McKissic’s fingertips and into the hands of Giants safety Jabrill Peppers.

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.

Scientists would consult their charts, built on Dimorphos data, and suggest with greater confidence what it would take to deflect the space rock.

One consequence of this protection is that it deflected the Taliban’s aggression to other targets.

Rupert Murdoch has a long history of successfully deflecting hostile fire about his influence on the news business.

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.

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.

On approaching the magnetic poles, compasses become sluggish, for the horizontal deflecting force falls off rapidly.

A familiar example of this deflecting force is afforded by the force of gravity, as it acts on a projectile.

The deflecting power exerted by the elastic bond is also increased by its elongation.

The point fell, but Keston struck at the savage arm with all his might, deflecting the blade just in time.

The pressure on the oblong planes which constituted the deflecting rudder was very great.


On this page you'll find 31 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to deflecting, such as: swerve, avert, veer, ricochet, hook, and bend.

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