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synonyms for deflecting

  • avert
  • bend
  • cover up
  • divert
  • hook
  • pivot
  • ricochet
  • slip
  • swerve
  • veer
  • whip
  • curve
  • deviate
  • disperse
  • diverge
  • fend
  • parry
  • sheer
  • shy
  • sidetrack
  • slew
  • twist
  • wheel
  • whirl
  • wind
  • glance off
  • hold off
  • keep off
  • volte-face

antonyms for deflecting

MOST RELEVANT
  • stay
  • straighten
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How to use deflecting in a sentence

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 SAINTSMARK MASKENOVEMBER 9, 2020WASHINGTON 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 GIANTSSCOTT ALLENNOVEMBER 8, 2020WASHINGTON 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 WINSTEVEN GOFFOCTOBER 29, 2020WASHINGTON 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) ASTEROIDJASON DORRIERSEPTEMBER 27, 2020SINGULARITY HUB 
One consequence of this protection is that it deflected the Taliban’s aggression to other targets.
WHEN YOUR SAFETY BECOMES MY DANGER (EP. 432)STEPHEN J. DUBNERSEPTEMBER 24, 2020FREAKONOMICS
Instead, Krvaric deflects and blames the media, the Democrats, or rogue members of his own party.
REPUBLICANS’ RELATIVE SILENCE ON KRVARIC VIDEO IS DEAFENINGJACOB MANDELSEPTEMBER 1, 2020VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
On approaching the magnetic poles, compasses become sluggish, for the horizontal deflecting force falls off rapidly.
THE HOME OF THE BLIZZARDDOUGLAS MAWSON
A familiar example of this deflecting force is afforded by the force of gravity, as it acts on a projectile.
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN SUPPLEMENT, VOL. XXI., NO. 531, MARCH 6, 1886VARIOUS
The deflecting power exerted by the elastic bond is also increased by its elongation.
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN SUPPLEMENT, VOL. XXI., NO. 531, MARCH 6, 1886VARIOUS
The point fell, but Keston struck at the savage arm with all his might, deflecting the blade just in time.
ASTOUNDING STORIES, JULY, 1931VARIOUS
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