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KK Pronunciation

〔 dIˋflєkt 〕


〔 diˊflekt 〕

Overview of verb deflect

The verb deflect has 5 senses

  • debar, forefend, forfend, obviate, deflect, avert, head off, stave off, fend off, avoid, ward off -- (prevent the occurrence of; prevent from happening; "Let's avoid a confrontation"; "head off a confrontation"; "avert a strike")

  • deflect, bend, turn away -- (turn from a straight course, fixed direction, or line of interest)

  • deflect -- (turn aside and away from an initial or intended course)

  • distract, deflect -- (draw someone's attention away from something; "The thief distracted the bystanders"; "He deflected his competitors")

  • parry, block, deflect -- (impede the movement of (an opponent or a ball); "block an attack")