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To turn or cause to turn aside from a course
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“In fact, his lone interception deflected off its intended target.”
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To divert (attention, etc)
“They wore mirrored armor that would deflect a number of shots until the enamel wore off and only plain steel lay beneath.”
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To avoid, lessen, or guard against
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Speak or act in opposition to
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To take care of oneself, to take responsibility for oneself
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To stop, deflect or divert (something in progress or motion)
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To divert one's mind or attention (to something else)
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To alter something from its true state, typically to deceive
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Go off the rails
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To avoid, deflect, or ward off (an attack, a blow, an argument, etc)
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Be in or move into a sloping position
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